Rüsselsheim. The Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board today named Peter Christian Küspert (52) new Board Member for Sales and GME Vice President Sales and Aftersales, effective November 1, 2013. Küspert will take over the reins from Duncan Aldred, who was Acting GME Vice President Sales and Aftersales and will now turn all of his attention back to his role as Chairman and Managing Director of Opel’s British sister brand Vauxhall. Aldred will also become a member of the Opel/Vauxhall Leadership Board, the company’s extended leadership team.
Peter Christian Küspert has gathered extensive experience in the automotive industry over the last two decades. He worked at Daimler AG from 1990 to 2009, including as Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and Smart brands. Most recently the MBA graduate was Managing Director of Johann Hay Automobiltechnik, an automotive industry supplier.
Supervisory Board Chairman Steve Girsky says: “Strengthening Opel and Vauxhall is a top priority for GM. With our multi-billion Euro model offensive, we are taking the right approach in a challenging market. And with the sales expert Peter Christian Küspert, we will bring additional momentum to this offensive. With Duncan Aldred’s focus now solely on Vauxhall and the UK Market, this further demonstrates our commitment to win in Europe.”
Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann adds: “As our new Board Member for Sales, Peter Christian Küspert has a good foundation to build on, as we were able to defend our position as the third-largest passenger car brand in Europe this year. We even grew our market share in many countries. Duncan Aldred played a major role in this success, and we would once again like to thank him for his outstanding work and commitment.”