Italy - Fiat Auto has just appointed a new Executive Vice President for
Marketing and Sales - 56-year-old Mr Juan Josť DIAZ-RUIZ, who takes
over on September 1 2000.
DIAZ-RUIZ joins Fiat from Toyota Europe, where, as the Executive Vice
President, he was responsible for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales. He
previously worked for 5 years at Audi, as Export Manager and Executive
Director for Marketing and International Sales. From 1982 to 1993 he
worked for Seat, as Export manager, Marketing and Sales Manager for
Spain, and then as Deputy Head of International Marketing. He spent the
first ten years of his career with Ford UK and Spain, with a spell at
Ford European Headquarters, with growing responsibilities in marketing,
sales and management. Mr DIAZ-RUIZ holds an MSc in Business
Administration from Warwick University. He will replace Carlo Sinceri,
who is to take up another position in the automobile industry.
(July 26, 2000)