- Change from Land Rover to Saab Automobile
- Successor to provisional country director Kjell-Åke Eriksson
Saab Automobile officially announced today the appointment of Jan-Philipp Schuhmacher as Country Director Saab Deutschland GmbH. Shoemaker takes over at 1. April this task of Kjell-Åke Eriksson, since the departure of Hans-Jörg Hänggi at 31. December 2010 acted provisionally in this position.
Eriksson will return to his role as head of Saab Automobile's purchasing department in the future.
Schuhmacher, 38, is a native of Germany and brings extensive experience in the German market to Saab. For the past two years he has been National Sales Manager for Land Rover Germany; Prior to that, he held various senior positions in the German and British divisions of Jaguar / Land Rover.
Jonathan Nash, Regional Director Europe for Saab Automobile, said:
"We are pleased to welcome with Jan-Philipp Schuhmacher a highly qualified and experienced automotive manager in the ranks of Saab Automobile. Germany is an important market for us and I am convinced that Jan-Philipp Schuhmacher will prove to be a valuable addition to our management team in Germany. "
Welcome to Saab Germany, Mr. Schuhmacher.
Source: Saab Automobile AB