The following was received by Saab dealers in the US this morning….
Today, I would like to announce the next step forward in anticipation of a renewed Saab presence in North America with the appointment of Michael “Mike” Colleran as President and Chief Operating Officer of Saab Cars North America.
Mike has been a member of the Saab USA team since 2005 and most recently served as Sales Director for the General Motors Premium brands which include Saab, Cadillac, and HUMMER. Mike started his career with General Motors in 1989 after serving in the U.S. Military and has served in various sales, service and marketing roles during his twenty-year automotive career.
As we ready to finalize the sale to Koenigsegg group AB in the next months, Mike will be forming a new Saab team with the responsibility of preparing Saab and its partners for independent operations in North American markets. Those appointments will be announced at a later date.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for all for your unwavering support during the last months and I would ask you to remain focused as we move into the next exciting chapter of Saab Automobile’s history.
Jan Åke Jonsson
I don’t know anything about Mike Colleran, but this is good news, especially given the recent perceived instability in North America.
People are wondering how Saab’s distribution channels are going to work in the future. We don’t know the answer to that question, but at least now we know that the guys in charge are working on it.
My best wishes to Mike Colleran and the team he puts together at the new Saab Cars North America (which incidentally, covers Canada, wouldn’t you think?)
Thanks to Djup Strupe