Opel has new appointment

Harald Hamprecht has been appointed vice president communications and member of the executive committee of Opel Automobile GmbH as of January 1, 2019.

He will be responsible for the entire external and internal communication of the brands Opel and Vauxhall and follows Johan Willems, who is retiring after 36 years in the automotive industry. Michael Göntgens succeeds Harald as director internal and corporate communications.

‘Johan Willems did a great job. He deserves big thanks. I asked to have him by my side when I started as the CEO of Opel and he mastered his tasks excellently. On behalf of the entire management I wish him all the best,’ said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller. ‘And I am very pleased to be working even more closely with Harald Hamprecht than in the past six years.’

Before joining Opel in May 2012, Harald worked as a journalist for eleven years – most recently as editor-in-chief of the trade journal Automotive News Europe, chief reporter of Auto Motor Und Sport and as editorial director of the four motor portals of MotorPresse Stuttgart.