Bentley named Robert Engstler as its new regional director for Europe.
Austrian-born Engstler joins Bentley from the dealer group Porsche Holding Salzburg, where he was managing director of Exclusive Cars Vienna for almost 15 years. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working in a number of senior sales roles at several premium car brands.
Europe is Bentley's third-biggest market after the Americas and China.The brand's nine-month European sales rose 7 percent to 1,555, boosted by demand for Continental GT models.
Engstler, 45, succeeded Bart Gerris on Oct. 1. Dutch national Gerris will take up another role with Bentley parent Volkswagen.
Engstler will report to Bentley's sales chief Kevin Rose.
"Europe is a key region for us, where we have seen consistent growth for a number of years. We still see a lot of potential and will expand our network presence and our sales. I am very confident Robert [Engstler] is the right person to lead our European operations in this direction," Rose said in a statement.