Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe boss Susan Docherty retires

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Text: Team / Photos: GM Press | posted June 23, 2013 02:28

Key European GM business head leaves company after 27 year stint

Susan Docherty is retiring from General Motors. Currently president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, Docherty announced her retirement effective September 30 to spend time with her family after 27 years with the company. GM has yet to name a successor.

"With more than 27 years of GM service, Susan has been instrumental in many of our sales and marketing initiatives," said Tim Lee, GM Vice President, Global Manufacturing, and President, International Operations.

In her current role, Docherty initiated a restructuring of the business while growing Chevrolet's market share in 2012 in a challenging European market. In addition, she has been a guiding force in helping the company redefine the positioning of the Chevrolet brand in GM International Operations.

Before moving to Europe, Docherty held many key positions in sales, service, marketing and communications around the globe. Among her earlier positions, she served as GM vice president of International Operations Sales, Marketing and Aftersales; GM vice president of U.S. Sales, Service and Marketing, and general manager of Buick-Pontiac-GMC. Docherty was selected by GM for a Sloan Fellowship and completed her master’s degree at Stanford University.

"After almost three decades at this great company, working at an incredible pace in markets around the world, I've decided to take a break, invest time in my family and chart a new course for my career," said Docherty.