Vauxhall appoints Tony Spalding as EU affairs director

Vauxhall’s public affairs director, Tony Spalding, has been appointed as executive director of EU affairs at the firm’s US parent company, General Motors (GM). His brief is to take charge of the company’s relationship with the European Commission.

Vauxhall’s public affairs director, Tony Spalding, has been

appointed as executive director of EU affairs at the firm’s US parent

company, General Motors (GM). His brief is to take charge of the

company’s relationship with the European Commission.



This comes at a time of particular importance to the car firm’s US

owner, General Motors, which, with other car makers, has been accused of

selling cars at artificially high prices in the UK.



The commission admits that it receives many complaints from British

motorists.



Its most recent report on comparative car prices found that the UK is

the most expensive for 56 of the 76 models tested.



Spalding, who moves to Brussels this week, replaces Peter Van Montenfle,

who is retiring. His public affairs job at Vauxhall’s Luton headquarters

is taken by his deputy, product and business affairs director Andrew

Andersz.



Andersz, 50, joined Vauxhall in 1990 after working in PR for Lancia,

Ford and Fiat. He has headed GM’s Asia-Pacific PR operation, and was

manager of international programmes in Detroit.



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