Ex-GM Europe boss off to Tata?

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    Ex-GM Europe boss off to Tata?

    Post by patpending on Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:21 am

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/auto/automobiles/GM-Europe-head-Forster-may-join-Tata-Motors-Report/articleshow/5207038.cms

    FRANKFURT: The European chief of General Motors (GM), Carl-Peter Forster, may switch to Indian car manufacturer Tata, German media reported Saturday.

    Forster, 55, is quitting GM after strongly criticising the Detroit-based car giant's surprise U-turn in deciding not to sell European subsidiary Opel.

    Tata is reportedly eyeing the GM manager to take charge of its global sales division. A decision was due shortly, sources told German Focus news magazine.

    The role would involve launching Tata's budget Nano car in Europe, due in 2011.

    Tata also owns the prestigious British Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

    GM confirmed on Friday that Forster was quitting. The former Opel boss had been highly critical of GM's last-minute decision not to sell the German carmaker to Canadian-Austrian car parts manufacturer Magna and their Russian backer, state-owned Sberbank.
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    Post by patpending on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:52 am

    ...off to Jaguar?

    Daily Telegraph

    Carl-Peter Forster, the departing boss of General Motors Europe, is understood
    to be eyeing the top job at Jaguar Land Rover, with reports indicating that
    he could join the Midlands-based luxury car maker and its Indian parent
    company, Tata Motors, in the next few months.

    I hadn't realised Carl-Peter was British TBH...
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    Post by Windy on Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:20 am

    patpending wrote:...off to Jaguar?

    Daily Telegraph

    Carl-Peter Forster, the departing boss of General Motors Europe, is understood
    to be eyeing the top job at Jaguar Land Rover, with reports indicating that
    he could join the Midlands-based luxury car maker and its Indian parent
    company, Tata Motors, in the next few months.

    I hadn't realised Carl-Peter was British TBH...

    I hadn't realised that he "was previously head of production at MG Rover during its ownership by BMW in the 1990s." Smile


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    Post by patpending on Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:18 pm

    NB the Telegraph says "Land Rover". JLR would be familiar to him!

    Raised in London, Bonn and Athens - Carl-Peter must have German ancestry (not only with a name like that)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Peter_Forster

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