Peter Thom has been appointed to the Opel management board effective January 2012. In the Opel/Vauxhall organization he is responsible for manufacturing across all European plants.
Peter Thom was born on November 25, 1962 in Great Britain. He has a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from the Newcastle Upon Tyne University as well as a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Thom began his professional career in 1985 at Ford Motor Company, UK. In 1990 he moved to Toyota, UK, where he became Assistant Plant Manager Powertrain. In 1994, Thom joined General Motors and started his career at Vauxhall Motors in Ellesmere Port. He was Assistant Plant Manager at Opel Eisenach GmbH, Germany, from 1997 to 1999 and moved back to the UK, where he was Plant Manager of IBC Luton. In 2004 Peter Thom returned to Germany and took over the position of President of Opel Eisenach GmbH. In 2005 he was appointed Director Manufacturing Operations, GM do Brasil. Since 2009 he was Manufacturing Manager, GM Shanghai, China.
Peter Thom is married and has a daughter.