Thursday, December 23, 2010
GM Group vice president and CEO of Opel, Carl-Peter Forster has left his post as the head of the company’s European operations only three days after GM’s decision to terminate a deal to sell its Opel unit to Magna. While neither side gave a reason for Forester’s departure, the fact that the former BMW executive was an outspoken supporter of the Magna deal pretty much explains it all..
“The past few years building the Opel brand has been a tremendous personal opportunity,” said Forster. “We’ve seen great strides in design, quality and technology and the launch of truly world-class products. It’s been an honor to be part of the history of Opel, and I wish all the people with the organization only the best in what I’m certain will be a great future.”