Stahl replaces Ian Hucker who has taken the position of executive director sales for Opel Europe, assuming the responsibility for sales throughout Europe, excluding the UK, Germany, and Russia.
“I am very much looking forward to leading the fleet team at Opel at a time when we have an outstanding line-up of products for the fleet market, not least the new Astra which is receiving universal praise,” said Stahl.
Stahl, 46, holds a degree in business administration and has a significant amount of experience in operational and strategic functions in the automotive industry. His previous experience includes serving as integration manager of Chrysler Financial to oversee the move to Mercedes-Benz Credit, as well as senior manager of corporate strategy and senior manager of business development at Daimler Chrysler in Stuttgart and Berlin, respectively. In addition, Stahl has served as chief financial officer for the Swedish and Danish operations of Mitsubishi Motors Europe and has also run his own business, K2P Consulting, which provided sales, marketing and financial consulting services to GM/Opel, along with other clients.
“We are in an excellent position in the European fleet market currently, and with the array of new products still to come this year and beyond, we are confident that we will be able to strengthen our fleet position still further. I am looking forward to meeting with our many fleet customers as soon as possible.”