Susan Docherty, GM’s former US sales and marketing boss, will become head of GM’s Chevrolet Europe division starting on January 1st, 2012. Docherty will be succeeding Wayne Brannon, who will be retiring after 38 years with GM. Docherty, 49, will be overseeing the growth of GM’s Chevrolet and Cadillac brands in western and central Europe.
Docherty is currently serving as GM’s head of international sales and marketing operations, but in the past has also served in various sales and marketing roles with GM including general manager of Hummer and marketing director for Cadillac. Docherty is a native of Canada and has also held marketing roles in GM’s offices in Zurich, Switzerland and Ruesselsheim, Germany.
A successor to Docherty’s current role will be announced at a later date. Docherty is looking forward to the new challenge to grow GM’s business in Europe.