Wow big news today that Holden boss Gerry Dorizas has quit after only 6 months in the job, Mr Dorizas made headlines not long ago by stating that Holden could be No1 on the sales charts by 2020.
Check out the full details below from Holden.
General Motors (GM) today announced that Mr Gerry Dorizas has resigned from the position of Chairman and Managing Director of GM Holden to pursue other opportunities, effective immediately.
GM Executive Vice President and President of GM International Stefan Jacoby said: “General Motors is 100% committed to the Holden brand and its long term success in Australia. We’re focused on winning with customers in Australia and New Zealand, and are moving quickly to name the right leader to drive our brand and business to the next level.”
“The foundation has been built to transform GM Holden in Australia, and we are determined to maintain momentum to continue to push towards our strategic objectives,” Mr Jacoby said.
Mr Jacoby said Mr Dorizas had taken the reins of GM Holden at a difficult period and had implemented a number of measures to transition the business to a National Sales Company when domestic manufacturing ceases at the end of 2017.
“We thank Gerry for his contribution to GM Holden and wish him well in his future endeavours,” Mr Jacoby said.
GM Holden Chief Financial Officer Jeff Rolfs will serve as interim Managing Director of GM Holden until the recruitment process is concluded. Mr Rolfs is a 22-year industry veteran. He is currently CFO at GM Holden, and was previously Vice President of Finance and CFO at GM Canada.