Vauxhall has added a newly-created regional operations and gross sales director function and appointed a brand new advertising director because it formally welcomed James Taylor as managing director.
Steve Wass takes up the brand new posting as Phil Douglass takes over from Adam Wooden as advertising director following Wooden’s appointment as Peugeot MD as a part of a collection of modifications throughout Stellantis’ UK operations.
The modifications, together with Taylor’s transfer to the Vauxhall MD function which was introduced alongside Stellantis UK’s daring community restructuring plan late final yr, are efficient instantly.
Stellantis UK managing director Paul Willcox, who not too long ago up to date AM on the OEM’s community restructure and transfer to an company mannequin, mentioned: “It’s a pleasure to have James proceed with Vauxhall as our new managing director.
“Having impressed as performing managing director alongside his B2B duties, it was a straightforward determination to have him step into the function as a everlasting managing director.
“I want James and the remainder of the brand new administration workforce the perfect of luck of their new roles and driving the Vauxhall model ahead.”
Previous to taking up the submit of performing managing director of Vauxhall greater than six months in the past, Taylor was B2B director for Stellantis UK, having served as gross sales and advertising director, and fleet gross sales and remarketing director at Vauxhall.
He mentioned: “Vauxhall is on a really thrilling journey. Reworking into an electric-only model from 2028 is a big process for the model, and I’m excited to maintain working with my colleagues in direction of that objective, and to proceed bettering our product and servicing gives throughout the nation.”
Wass had been at Peugeot since July 2022, most not too long ago serving as advertising director having held numerous director and senior roles at Robins & Day.
Though his new function is new to Vauxhall, he takes on the tasks of former retail gross sales director Stephanie Howson, who has turn into director of buyer expertise and coaching for Stellantis UK.
Douglass beforehand led the product and pricing workforce after holding numerous gross sales and advertising roles inside Vauxhall following the completion of an internship with the model in 2011.