GM just announced that Ed Peper, head of GM Fleet and U.S. vice president at GM Envolve, will retire after 39 years with the automaker. Peper will retire on September 1st, 2023, and will be replaced by Sandor Piszar, effective August 1st. Peper held 17 positions at GM over the course of his nearly four-decade career.
According to a recent report from Automotive Fleet, Peper began his career at GM in 1984 as a Cadillac sales trainee. Prior to serving at GM Fleet and GM Envolve, Peper served as general sales manager at Cadillac, general manager and vice president for Chevy, general manager for GM’s Northeast Region, and VP-Sales for Saab Cars USA. Peper and his teams sold nearly 23 million vehicles over the course of his career, and he was critical in creating GM Envolve, GM’s latest business-to-business brand launched this past May.
“Ed completely changed the business model at GM Fleet/GM Envolve to focus on volume and profitability and GM’s Fleet business is in great shape as a result,” wrote vice president, Global Commercial Operations, Steve Hill, per Automotive Fleet. “Ed also created an incredible employee culture at GM Fleet/GM Envolve by treating every single team member with dignity and respect and supporting them in every way possible.”
Hill also praised Peper’s excellent relationship with dealers, customers, and GM internals, highlighting his consistently high “Workplace of Choice” engagement scores. Looking ahead, Peper is excited to spend more time with his wife, two kids, and three brothers, and also looks forward to playing “a lot more golf.”
Sandor Piszar will serve as replacement following Peper’s departure. Piszar was appointed director of marketing for Chevrolet Trucks in 2014, previously serving as director of GMC marketing and director of performance and accessories at GM’s Performance Vehicle and Motorsports Group.