Mini News New Head for MINI USA

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  1. Nathan

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    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 14, 2016… BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) today announced new appointments within its senior management team. David Duncan will transition to a BMW Group position as the Head of Corporate and Special Sales for the company while Thomas Felbermair will join as Vice President, MINI Region Americas, Duncan’s former role. These appointments take effect May 1, 2016.

    So who is Thomas Felbermair.

    The press release doesn't say anything. Google to the rescue.

    From LinkedIN

    Thomas Felbermair

    Vice President
    MINI Europe bei BMW Group Germany

    Commercial Director
    Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

    Head of Sales Audi Germany
    AUDI AG

    These positions from his past bode well for MINI enthusiasts in my opinion.

    Manager Porsche Michelin Supercup
    Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

    Product Launch Manager Cayenne
    Porsche Italia S.p.A.

    Head of Motorsport Organisation and Sponsoring
    Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

    Technical Coordinator One Make Cups (Porsche Carrera Cup / Porsche Supercup)
     
  2. Metalman

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    One can only hope...
     
  3. B.A.D.

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    Maybe this would be a good thing if he was in a position to drive design/development decisions.
     
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    I hope he gets what the brand is about!
     
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    Do you mean MINI as being a fashion accessory? Or something else?
     
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    I see this as a DD firing, disguised as reassignment. Poor sales figures and a lack of ability to connect with the established stable of MINI enthusiasts in the U.S. The first was not necessarily his fault; the latter has been pretty obvious to most of us.

    Let's face it. We knew that filling Jim McD's shoes would be tough.
     
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    Maybe someone should invite him to the Dragon:D
     
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    Well not this!
     

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    Can't swing a dead cat in my little hood with out one of them ^^^^^^
     
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    Thank the heavens.

    DD was a nice guy and all, but he certainly didn't 'get it.'
     
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    Hope he likes big cars.
     
  12. rkw

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    In other words that's "fleet sales", which is about the same as being fired. And for good reason, as MINI is having record sales worldwide while plummeting in the USA.
     

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