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