Lotus Cars, the sportscar division of Group Lotus plc, announces the
appointment of Mr. Renaud Gasc as General Manager for Europe.
Mr. Gasc (38) is a French national and has extensive international
management experience in the automotive industry, firstly with car
manufacturer Peugeot, then with car retailer Inchcape and then with
Ferrari-Belgium, where he held the position of Managing Director.
Fluent in English and French, Mr Gasc is a graduate in Business
Management. He is married with a daughter.
Clive Dopson, Managing Director for Lotus Cars said; "I would like to
welcome Renaud to the Lotus family and look forward to his
contribution in building the Lotus business throughout Europe. I would
also like to thank Chris Arnold, who took on the temporary role of
General Manager for Europe over the last 6 months, which he did in
addition to heading up Lotus Sport, our performance division. Chris
will continue to develop Lotus Sport and deliver more fine and
specialist cars along similar lines to the supercharged Lotus Sport
Exige 240R and the pure bred sports racer, the Lotus Sport Exige; both
of which have already reached legend status."
Renaud Gasc is looking forward to his new challenges, "Mainland Europe
is an important market for Lotus and within this territory of 16
countries, we currently sell the multi-award winning Lotus Elise and
class leading Lotus Exige.
"I am also looking to build upon the successes of Lotus within the
more mature markets within Europe. We have a number of new and
exciting products that will be launched over the next few years,
including a new mid-engine supercar for the end of 2007. Therefore, we
need to strengthen customer service, aftersales support and marketing
activities with the help of our dealer network as Lotus embarks upon
its planned growth."
Renaud Gasc joined Lotus on 04 July 2005 and will be responsible for
all mainland Europe markets, (not including UK and Ireland).