GENERAL MOTORS - Sateesh Lele has been named chief information officer for GM Europe, within GM's Information Systems and Services organization. He will be responsible for coordinating and integrating information technology and process engineering efforts.
Lele will report to Richard Donnelly, president of GM Europe, and James Noble, chief information officer at GM international operations.
GM EUROPE - President Richard Donnelly has been awarded the Grand Order of Merit by Austrian president Thomas Klestil in recognition of Opel's $600 million investment in its Vienna-Aspern engine plant.
VOLVO - Former Volvo AB Executive Chairman Pehr Gyllenhammar, 62, will join UK insurance company Commercial Union plc as deputy chairman and chairman designate. He will succeed Chairman Nicholas Baring on 21 April 1998.
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MIRA - Vincent Considine, 41, has been appointed a director of research at MIRA in the UK. He had previously worked at US company Brown and Root, where he was responsible for train control systems.
SAAB - Lars Olsson has become vice president for technical development. He was previously vice president for customer satisfaction.
SVG - Ceri Jones, 27, has been appointed sales manager of specialist manufacturer of panels and parts. UK-based SVG is part of the Saltofix Group.
ARTHUR D. LITTLE - Martin Posth, former head of Volkswagen's Asia/Pacific operations, has joined the consulting firm as vice chairman of its Asia/Pacific Executive Advisory Board.
JAGUAR - Jeffrey Scott, 39 is the new managing director for Jaguar Deutschland GmbH. He took over from Hartmut Kieven, 51 on 19 January. Scott has worked for Jaguar since 1995 as head of sales and marketing. Kieven left to become president of Nissan Germany.
LAMBORGHINI - Eugenio Alzati has joined Automobili Lamborghini SpA to oversee engineering, development, production and purchasing. He reports to Managing Director Vittorio Di Capua. Alzati, 62, has worked in various positions at Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat and Maserati. He was managing director of Maserati SpA 1993-96, when he reached mandatory retirement age.
TOYOTA - Alan Marsh, 61, retired as vice chairman of Toyota Motor Europe on 31 December after 37 years in the industry, 18 with Toyota. He helped 'put Europe on the map,' said Managing Director Tatsuo Takahashi. Marsh is a sailor and vintage car collector. He said he had no firm plans for the future, but 'I can't promise that the motor industry has seen the last of me.'