Topic : Board of directors
ATLANTA, Oct 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Daimler's board of directors has appointed Dimitris Psillakis as head of marketing and sales for Mercedes-Benz Cars North America, as well as the role of managing director of MBUSA effective 1erJanuary 2021. The announcement was made by Britta Seeger, member of the management board of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for marketing and sales, and person to whom Dimitris Psillakis will report. Dimitris Psillakis, who had been appointed president and general manager of Mercedes-Benz Canada, takes over from Nicholas Speeks who, after more than 40 years, will be leaving the company and pursuing other prospects outside of Daimler. Dimitris Psillakis will be down Atlanta, Georgia.
Dimitris is a proven leader who has successfully bolstered Mercedes-Benz's growth in key markets around the world, said Britta Seeger, member of the board of directors of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for marketing and sales. I am confident that Dimitris will continue to advance our business in North America during this unprecedented period of transformation. I would also like to thank Nick Speeks for his outstanding commitment and dedication around the world over the past decades, and wish him every success for the future.
In his new role, Dimitris Psillakis will assume overall responsibility for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division in the United States and Canada. He will lead over 1,600 MBUSA employees and over 380 dealer partners across the U.S, as well as 1,200 employees and nearly 60 licensed dealers across Canada. Dimitris Psillakis will continue to serve as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada for the remainder of the year. A successor to his current position of President and CEO will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, MBUSA Vice President of Marketing Drew J. Slaven will continue to serve as Director of Marketing and Acting Sales for Mercedes-Benz Cars North America, as well as Managing Director of MBUSA.
Dimitris Psillakis joined Daimler AG in 1992 as a management trainee at Mercedes-Benz Hellas (MBH) and rose through the ranks of the Greek subsidiary until his promotion to general manager of the passenger car division in 2001. In 2009 he started working for Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Ltda as Managing Director for Passenger Cars in South America and Van sales in Brazil. Over the next six years, his team successfully tripled sales volume and reached # 1 in Brazil. In 2015 Dimitris Psillakis joined Mercedes-Benz Core as chairman and managing director. Under his leadership, the South Korean market became the 5elargest market in the world for Mercedes-Benz Cars while obtaining excellent ratings for customer satisfaction.
Originally from Greece, Dimitris Psillakis holds degrees from the University of Kent Canterbury and Imperial College Business School at the University of London, UK.
About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and maintenance of Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG passenger vehicles, as well as Mercedes-Benz vans. The company's headquarters are in Toronto, Ontario. Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,200 people in 14 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of seven Mercedes-Benz-owned retail establishments and 52 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 46,090 vehicles in 2019. This makes Mercedes-Benz the # 1 luxury automaker in Canada for the sixth year. consecutive.
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Mercedes-Benz.-U. (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most varied lineup in the luxury segment with 15 series of models ranging from the sporty Class A sedan to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT R.
MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans in the US. For more information on MBUSA and its products, you can visit www.mbusa.com and www.mbvans.com.
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