General Motors has announced that it has appointed Michael Szachta as the new General Director of OnStar Mexico.
In his new role, Szachta will lead the expansion strategy of OnStar in the Mexican market, continuing the work begun by Jeff Christensen, who was appointed to the post of Director of New Business Development and Marketing at OnStar in China.
Szachta holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He has over 22 years of professional experience, including seven years with General Motors and OnStar.
Recently, Michael was responsible for OnStar Remarketing, a part of OnStar’s business responsible for activating OnStar subscriptions on second-hand vehicles equipped with the service. In addition, he has held various positions in and outside of General Motors, including positions in product management, customer service, market analysis, product engineering and process engineering.
OnStar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of G Motors. Launched in 1996, it offers in-vehicle safety, security and connectivity services in Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick-GMC, and Opel-Vauxhall models, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, RemoteLink mobile app and 4G LTE Wi-Fi.