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Vauxhall boss Aldred gets new European role

Vauxhall managing director Duncan Aldred has added Europe-wide responsibilities to his existing role.

After the resignation of Alfred Rieck from the Opel management board, Aldred has been named acting Opel/Vauxhall vice president, sales, marketing and aftersales in addition to his current position, effective immediately.

“We respect Alfred Rieck’s decision and wish him the best in his future endeavours,” said Opel supervisory board chairman Steve Girsky.

“Day in and day out, Duncan Aldred delivers clear proof that our business plan works and our attractive models are the key to success.”

Appointed Vauxhall's managing director in January 2010, Aldred has put focus on building the profitability of the brand and broadening its appeal to retail customers.

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  • iceage - 28/01/2013 16:12

    ra ra USA! not sure mr aldred has done much during his stewardship of vauxhall other than reduce market share and my pet labrador could have managed that. so it seems curious to me what do you need to do within gm these days to progress your career..... simply hang around for long enough i guess?

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  • MILLIONAIRE - 29/01/2013 10:42

    @iceage - Absolutely spot on. If they think the management at Vauxhall will save Opel and GM Europe they are dreaming. This is the man that thinks that Vauxhall is so successful he won't disclose what the average Vauxhall dealer's ROS is.

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  • escapologist - 18/03/2013 12:41

    not much choice within the ranks, just the egotistical left in senior ranks destroying customer experience - such a shame

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