Antonio Cobo appointed Vice President Manufacturing and Supply Chain of Opel/Vauxhall

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 14:00

Rüsselsheim. Antonio Cobo has been appointed Vice President Manufacturing and Supply Chain of Opel/Vauxhall as of January 1, 2019. He will succeed Rémi Girardon who will take over an important executive position within the manufacturing and supply chain division of Groupe PSA. In his new role, Cobo will be responsible for the Opel/Vauxhall manufacturing operations as well as the areas of supply chain, facilities management, environmental compliance and sustainability.

“Rémi has done an incredible job during his tenure here in Rüsselsheim. Under his leadership, the competitiveness of our plants has improved tremendously. On behalf of the entire leadership team, I want to express my sincere gratitude for his numerous achievements,” said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller. “And I am looking forward to working even closer with Antonio Cobo who is one of the most experienced manufacturing experts within our company.”

Antonio Cobo has been working for Opel/Vauxhall and GM since 1981 and held a variety of international management functions mainly in the area of manufacturing and quality with assignments in Spain, Germany and the USA. He was appointed Managing Director Opel España and Plant Manager of the Zaragoza Plant in September 2010. Cobo was born in Granada/Spain and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Granada. He is married and has two children.

Rémi Girardon has extensive experience in the automotive industry, working at Groupe PSA since 1997. Prior to his appointment at Opel, he was Senior Vice President Group Industrial Strategy at Opel’s parent company. Before that, he successfully managed Groupe PSA’s plants in Trnava (Slovakia), Caen and Sept-Fons (both France). Girardon studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers in Paris and has a degree in engineering.



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