MASERATI NORTH AMERICA APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT
has announced the appointment of a long term Chrysler
manager, Robert Graczyk, as the new President and CEO of
Maserati North America. Graczyk replaces Mark McNabb,
who, according to Maserati, "has left the company to
pursue other opportunities"
McNabb was appointed
President and CEO of Maserati North America in June 1,
2009, having arrived at the Trident following stints at
GM and Nissan. Just under a year later he added the
Worldwide Director's position to his responsibilities.
McNabb's arrival slowed down the revolving door of North
American Maserati bosses, however Italiaspeed
understands that McNabb had his contract terminated.
Most recently, Graczyk was Director of Sales of Chrysler
Group for the APAC (Asia Pacific) Region. He joined
Chrysler in 1985 and has held a series of positions of
increasing responsibility in the United States, Mexico
and Latin America.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Bob to
Maserati. He brings nearly 27 years of broad leadership
and industry experience. His background and
international expertise will be a great foundation on
which to further develop our Company in North America,”
said Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati.
Maserati is currently engaged in the most intense
product offensive in its history, with the launches this
year of the new Quattroporte and its first ever entry in
the full size sedan segment with the Maserati Ghibli. In
North America Maserati was looking to double its sales
this year with further large sales increases hoped for
in 2014; losing the incumbent President and CEO is
likely to have a knock-on effect on these ambitious
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