Peugeot Motor Company managing director to depart UK for new role in Europe
Goodman, who has been managing director of Peugeot Motor Company based in Coventry since June 2009, returns to mainland Europe where he has held various positions in previous years. He was also director of Communications for the PSA Group in the UK from 2005 to 2007.
With 25 years’ experience with PSA Peugeot Citroën, Goodman takes up this role as the Group continues its International expansion plans with a new plant scheduled to open in India in 2012 and further growth in Asia, South America and Russia.
In Europe, an array of new models and new technologies from both Peugeot and Citroën in the coming years will allow the Group to grow market share. Peugeot will be the first car brand in the world to launch a diesel electric hybrid – the 3008HYbrid4 at the end of this year, followed by further hybrid models from both brands in 2012.
Goodman said: ‘Whilst I am disappointed to be leaving the UK, this is a fantastic opportunity for me as the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group grows in International stature. I have enjoyed my time at Peugeot Motor Company and have been pleased to see market share grow and the UK Dealer Network consolidate and move forward.’
Goodman’s successor will be announced at a later date.