BMW started this week with a radically changed sales and marketing division in Europe.
The automaker has new people at top posts in Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland. The executives all started February 1.
Karsten Engel, 50, is the new head of sales and marketing for Germany. He spent the past year as head of global aftersales and sales development. Engel succeeds Philipp von Sahr, 50, who has become president of the BMWs Belgium-Luxembourg sales subsidiary.
Von Sahr replaces Philippe Dehennin, 53, who is now head of BMWs French sales subsidiary. Dehennin succeeds Nicolas Wertans, 40, who left the company to join PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.
In other moves, Erich Papke, 52 is the new sales boss as BMW Switzerland. He previously was manager of BMW Poland, a job that still needs to be filled.
Papke replaces Dölf Carl, 52, who left the company in December 2008.