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GM announces new sales VP

2013-09-06 15:05

NEW ROLE: General Motors South Africa has appointed Brian Olson as its new vice president of vehicle sales, service and marketing. Image: Quickpic

Port Elizabeth - General Motors South Africa announced the appointment of Brian Olson as its new vice president of vehicle sales, service and marketing.

General Motors SA has announced the appointment a new sales, service and marketing vice president. Brian Olson(43) will be taking over from Malcolm Gauld.

Gauld has worked at the company for over 26 years with the bulk of his time spent in the parts and accessories and vehicle sales, service and marketing areas of the business. He officially retires at GMSA at the end of October 2013.

Olson who is currently Chervolet Europe's retail network development manager will succeed Gauld in the role October 1, 2013 and will report direct to GMSA's VP Ian Nicholls.

'WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE'

Nicholls said: "Brian is a welcome addition to the local leadership team and is familiar with our business, having previously occupied various roles in SA's vehicle sales, service and marketing team between October 2005 and May 2012.

"He brings a wealth of experience into the company and will form an instrumental part of our strategy to further strengthen and build our brands in South Africa."

Olson who is originally from Bismarck in North Dakota, has held numerous sales and marketing positions within General Motors’ global and North American organisations since 1997.

In 2005 he joined GM South Africa where he worked for seven years, first in the Marketing Manager role and from 2010 as Sales Manager. In 2012 he moved to Europe where he worked in various roles for Chevrolet and Cadillac.
 
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