Sweeney Appointed Buick GMC General Manager; Costabile Named General Sales Manager


DETROIT, December 17, 2009 /PRNewswire/ – Susan E. Docherty, GM vice president of Sales, Service and Marketing, today named Brian K. Sweeney general manager of Buick GMC, effective immediately. Sweeney had been general sales manager of Buick GMC since June 2008.

“Brian has played a pivotal role in strengthening the Buick and GMC brands through his work with our dealers and marketing activities,” Docherty said. “He consolidated 13 different agencies to one dedicated partner to drive a consistent brand message, led the dealer network through a difficult transition and has earned a reputation for tirelessly driving results that benefit consumers.”

Sweeney, 42, joined GM in 1990 as a district sales manager for GMC. He has held numerous sales and marketing leadership positions, including regional management positions in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit. While he has dedicated most of his career to Buick, Pontiac and GMC, he also has experience at Cadillac, Saab and Chevrolet.

Docherty also named Jennifer Costabile general sales manager of Buick GMC. She succeeds Sweeney effective immediately. Costabile, 47 was regional sales and marketing manager – Cadillac in GM’s Southeast Region since November 2008. She will report to Sweeney.

Costabile has been with General Motors for 25 years. She has spent her career predominantly in the field, working with dealers across the United States. She has served in a variety of roles, focusing on sales, service and parts, improving dealer relations, productivity and marketing effectiveness, and developing the overall dealer network.

About Buick GMC

Buick is in the midst of a transformation that started with the Enclave luxury crossover and continues with the completely redesigned LaCrosse luxury sedan and Regal sport sedan. Buick is emerging as a modern, premium brand with vehicles characterized by sculpted designs, personal technologies, luxurious interiors and responsive performance. Future new sedans and crossovers are planned and will continue to expand Buick’s portfolio both in North America and China. More information can be found at www.buick.com.

GMC is one of the industry’s healthiest brands and is evolving to include more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers. The all-new GMC Terrain is a smaller SUV that offers outstanding fuel economy along with the capability, engineering excellence and refinement that have defined GMC for more than a century. Complementing the Terrain is the Acadia eight-passenger crossover, Yukon and Yukon XL and Sierra pickups. Today GMC is the only manufacturer offering three full-size hybrid models. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com.

Source: General Motors

CONTACT: Dayna Hart, Buick and GMC Communications, +1-313-300-9660, dayna.hart@gm.com,
or Pat Morrissey, GM Communications, +1-313-407-4548, patrick.e.morrissey@gm.com

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