PSA Peugeot and Citroen Group-owned Stellantis has appointed Paul Willcox to lead its U.K. car and commercial vehicle brands following the promotion of Alison Jones to senior VP of circular economy for Stellantis.
Willcox (LinkedIn profile) is promoted into Jones’ previous role in charge of Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo in the U.K. The changes are part of a wider review of Stellantis’ leadership team.
“The daily challenges and ongoing deep transformation of the automotive industry requires organizational agility and talent at the right place at the right timing across our company,” said Stellantis’ chief executive Carlos Tavares.
In December Stellantis announced a target to increase turnover from software services and subscriptions to £3.4 billion ($4.2 billion U.S.) in 2026 and £17 billion ($21 billion U.S.) in 2030 as it switches its business focus to a sustainable mobility technology company.
Jones will be responsible for the company’s “Dare Forward 2030” strategic plan announced in March. The circular economy business is one of the cornerstones of its strategy which has an overall objective to reach £2 billion ($2.5 billion U.S.) revenue by 2030. As part of this the target is to multiply by four the extended life revenue and by 10, its recycling revenues. Jones will report to Philippe de Rovira, Stellantis’ chief affiliates officer.
“The appointment of Alison Jones, who has a great leadership style, robust business knowledge, a continuous commitment on transformational topics and a strategic vision, reflects the environmental commitment of Stellantis and its willingness to set up a sustainable and profitable business,” said Tavares.
Further management changes include Maxime Picat (LinkedIn profile) appointed as chief purchasing and supply chain officer. Her responsibility will be to help the OEM reduce the cost of EVs by 40% and implement a resilient sourcing strategy.
Uwe Hochgeschurtz (LinkedIn profile) will replace Picat in the enlarged Europe chief operating officer role and tasked with meeting the target to become Europe’s leader and reach double-digit profitability.
Florian Huettl (LinkedIn profile) replaces Hochgeschurtz and joins Stellantis’ executive team as Opel and Vauxhall CEO. He joined Stellantis in March 2021 and is currently sales and marketing leader for Opel. In his new role he will lead the worldwide commercial development of Stellantis’ only German brand and oversee its transition into EVs.