General Motors South Africa (GMSA) employee, Louis Maritz, has been appointed the new General Manager of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing (VSSM) for GM in Israel.
Brian Joss – The 47-year-old industrial engineer has been with the company for 21 years and has worked extensively in manufacturing, supplier quality and after sales service related operations. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and is currently a senior manager responsible for after sales service in the Sub-Saharan Africa markets, as well as the Israeli market that forms part of the GM Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Based at the GM offices in Herzliya, Israel, Maritz will report directly to Ian Nicholls, president and managing director of GM’s Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel Operations.
Maritz said he is excited to take on this new role. “My immediate priority is to make sure that we focus on growing our sales volumes through superior customer experience and that we continue to bring the right product to our Israeli consumers.
“This exciting new challenge gives me the opportunity to expand my experience in a highly advanced and competitive vehicle sales and service market,” said Maritz.
General Motors has two distributors in Israel representing the Chevrolet, Cadillac and Opel brands. Last year more than 13 400 GM vehicles were sold in the country.