Opel sales chief Rieck quits after half year in job
January 25, 2013
Opel named Duncan Aldred as the automaker's acting sales and marketing chief after Alfred Rieck quit after just over six months in the post. Aldred, 43, is chairman and managing director of Vauxhall, Opel's UK sister brand.
Opel said the change was effectively immediately. "We respect Alfred Rieck's decision and wish him the best in his future endeavors," Steve Girsky, General Motors vice chairman and Opel supervisory board chairman said in a statement today.
Rieck, 56, joined Opel as head of sales, marketing and aftersales in July last year. Previously, the Portuguese-born, multilingual executive had held management positions at Volkswagen Group, including Skoda in China and project manager of VW luxury cars. Prior to that, Rieck worked for Volvo in Sweden and in the Netherlands.
"He's thrown in the towel," one person familiar with the situation told Reuters.
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