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GER - Volkswagen China exec to head sales at GM Opel

Reuters reported that General Motors unit Opel appointed a 55-year-old executive from Volkswagen to be its new chief of sales and marketing.

Mr Alfred Rieck who was in charge of building up the China business for VW's low-cost Czech brand Skoda will start his new job effective July 1.

Mr Karl-Friedrich Stracke Chief Executive said in a statement that "He has shown that he can manage a brand and increase its sales and market share. He will play a key role in the new positioning of Opel."

Predecessor Mr Alain Visser switched internally to the global marketing department of GM's Chevrolet brand.

The company's supervisory board began a meeting earlier on Wednesday under the cloud of potential plant closures.

Source - Reuter

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