MAHWAH, N.J., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaguar Land Rover today announced that Andy Goss will be joining the company as President, Jaguar Land Rover North America (JLRNA).
Goss, 53, will have overall responsibility for the National Sales Company operations of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in the United States and Canada.
Gary Temple, President of Jaguar Land Rover North America since 2007 has announced his intention to retire later this year following a hand-over period with Andy Goss.
Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Cars GB, Andy Goss will take up his new position on May 1. He will report to Phil Popham, Director, Group Sales Operations for Jaguar Land Rover.
Phil Popham said: "We are delighted to welcome Andy to the critically important North American team. Please join me in wishing Andy every success with his new assignment and in wishing Gary a long and happy retirement."
About Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Jaguar Land Rover is a business built around two great British car brands that design, engineer and manufacture in the UK. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world's premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars. Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define "breadth of capability" in their segments. The Jaguar XF, XJ and XK models are manufactured at the company's Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham. Land Rover's Defender, LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport and Range Rover models are all built at the Solihull plant while the Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at the Halewood plant in Liverpool alongside the Land Rover LR2 (Freelander 2). The Jaguar Land Rover business employs some 16,000 people, predominately in the UK, including some 3,500 engineers at two product development centers in Whitley, Coventry and Gaydon, Warwickshire. The business is a major wealth generator for the UK with 78 percent of Land Rovers exported to 169 countries and 70 percent of Jaguars exported to 63 countries, with sales to customers conducted principally through franchised dealers and importers.
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