US – Replacing Michael Winkler, who will return to Australia after a two-month transition period, Mark del Rosso will become president and CEO for the region on June 1, 2017. He will report to Andreas Offermann, Bentley’s member of the board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales.
Del Rosso started his career with Toyota in the US and was assigned to the Lexus division, occupying sales and marketing positions at both the headquarters and in regional field offices. In 2008, he took his current role with Audi of America, executive vice-president and chief operating officer.
Offermann welcomed Del Rosso and said: “The Americas region is key to Bentley’s global success. This is our largest market by sales and the most important global market in setting and sustaining brand image.”
The Americas were the vehicle-maker’s top market in 2016, with the 2,792 deliveries there accounting for 25% of its worldwide total.