As General Motors attempts to straighten up its European division so that it can fly right again, the Opel Supervisory Board has appointed 47-year-old Dr. Thomas Sedran to lead the newly created Management Board position of Operations, Business Development, and Corporate Strategies. Sedran will accept his new position on April 1. He will also wear the hat of Vice President of the same function for Opel/Vauxhall.
The German has recently been keeping busy as a front runner for the European automotive practice at the global business consulting firm AlixPartners, out of Munich. Hopefully his guidance can help navigate Opel and Vauxhall out of turbulence.