IRVINE, Calif., Dec 1, 2011 – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) now announced that, effective immediately, Leopoldo “Polo” Orellana, now Managing Director of Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM), will turn President of MMdM. Clark Colby, now MMdM’s Assistant Managing Director, will turn Managing Director of MMdM’s Operations.
As President, Orellana’s responsibilities will be stretched over MMdM’s sales, selling and patron use and tools to also embody vital support for Mazda’s new car and engine public plant in Salamanca, Mexico, that will start operation in 2013.
Orellana was named Managing Director of Mazda Motor de Mexico in 2005 when a association was formed, and became a initial worker when MMdM began operations in Oct of a same year. Since then, Orellana has set adult a inhabitant network of 31 disdainful Mazda dealerships and overseen MMdM’s fast growth. Today, Mazda has 3.4-percent of a Mexican vehicle marketplace share and is a eighth best-selling nameplate in a country.
“Six years ago Mazda was different in Mexico,” pronounced Jim O’Sullivan, boss and CEO of MNAO. “Under Polo’s leadership, Mazda has turn one of Mexico’s many reputable automotive brands and a domicile name. His new purpose as President will position us for serve enlargement in Mexico and assistance beam a enlargement via Latin America.”
Before fasten Mazda Motor de Mexico, Orellana schooled his trade during one of a largest companies in a Mexican market. Colby assimilated Mazda North American Operations in Jan 1990 as a Vehicle Systems Specialist. He has hold several positions during MNAO, including Group Manager, Retail Development and Director of Dealer Affairs before being allocated Director of Sales Operations during MMdM.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees a sales, marketing, tools and patron use support of Mazda vehicles in a United States, Canada and Mexico by scarcely 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
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