Alan Batey

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Chevy expects big things from tiny crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Chevrolet's decision to add the Trax to its U.S. lineup marks the latest effort by automakers to wring more sales growth and fuel economy gains from the small end of the crossover segment.... Read More »

 

OLD PROBLEMS FOR NEW GM

GM execs brace for recall fallout

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
Top GM executives are under intense pressure to explain why it took them a decade to order a fix for a faulty ignition switch. Mindful, perhaps, of the backlash that hit Toyota during its unintended-acceleration crisis from 2009 to 2011, GM has struck an unusually contrite tone in its statements since the recalls, saying it is "deeply sorry" for its response to the switch defect.... Read More »

 

GM ignition defect recall extended to include Opel GT

Feb. 27, 2014 12:37 CET
GM extended a recall over an ignition-switch defect to the Opel GT roadster. U.S. regulators are investigating why GM took years to recall 1.6 million cars over the defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes.... Read More »

 

GM taps Sweeney to head Chevy sales for U.S., report says

12:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2014
GM plans to name Brian Sweeney head of Chevrolet sales in the United States as soon as next week in an ongoing management shuffle after the promotion of CEO Mary Barra, two people familiar with the effort told Bloomberg.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hill's a good pick for GM sales post

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Congratulations to Steve Hill and to those who recognized his abilities and promoted him. Someday it will lead him to General Motors' top job.... Read More »

 

REUTERS ANALYSIS

Chevrolet's Europe exit weakens GM's Manchester United deal

Jan. 17, 2014 20:08 CET
GM's recent decision to pull Chevrolet from Europe suddenly makes its Manchester United sponsorship look like less of a winner.... Read More »

 

REUTERS ANALYSIS

Chevy's exit from Europe weakens GM's deal with Manchester United

2:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
GM's recent decision to pull its well-known Chevrolet brand out of Europe suddenly makes its expensive sponsorship deal with Manchester United, the world's most recognized soccer club, look like less of a winner.... Read More »

 

GM picks Steve Hill to succeed Batey in U.S. sales post

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors today named Steve Hill as vice president of sales and service in the United States to replace the promoted Alan Batey, the latest move in a broad shuffling of the company's executive ranks triggered by the retirement of CEO Dan Akerson.... Read More »

 

Batey to remain head of Chevy as he becomes GM N.A. president

10:59 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Alan Batey will remain head of the Chevrolet brand globally even after he assumes his new role as president of General Motors North America, according to two people familiar with the plan.... Read More »

 

Briton Batey to head GM's most profitable region

Dec. 11, 2013 06:01 CET
GM has given responsibility for its most profitable region -- North America -- to Alan Batey, a hard-charging 50-year-old Briton who has zoomed through the automaker's executive sales ranks over the past four years.... Read More »

 

Reuss hands key North America reins to Batey

3:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
Today's shake-up in GM's executive ranks gives responsibility for GM's most profitable region -- North America -- to Alan Batey, a hard-charging Briton who has been the face of GM to most of its U.S. dealers during the company's climb back from bankruptcy. Batey, 50, zoomed through GM's executive sales ranks over the past four years, before being named in June to a newly created position as head of global Chevrolet. He also remained head of U.S. sales for Chevy, Buick and GMC.... Read More »

 

Automobile marketers get people talking

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Forbes' second annual CMO Influence Study, which purports to name the world's most influential chief marketing officers, is dominated by auto execs.... Read More »

 

Automotive CMOs rank high on most influential list

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2013
The auto industry is well represented on a new list of the world’s most influential chief marketing officers.... Read More »

 

Toyota most valuable auto brand worldwide, again; Chevy cracks top 100

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Toyota remains the most valuable automotive brand worldwide, followed by Mercedes-Benz and BMW, in a new survey of the 100 most valuable brands, with Chevrolet cracking the list for the first time.... Read More »

 

Chevy to sell record 5 million cars, trucks globally in '13, GM says

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2013
GM expects 2013 sales of Chevrolet cars and light trucks to reach 5 million for the first time in its 100-year history, spurred in part by growth in the Middle East, said the global head of Chevrolet, Alan Batey.... Read More »

 

New Chevrolet executives' mission: Fast results in Europe

July 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Chevrolet's inability to establish a foothold in Europe is the only real blemish on an otherwise sharp, decade-long global expansion for GM's largest brand. GM CEO Dan Akerson is making key strategic moves to change that.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS: AKERSON'S PLAY

New Chevy executives' mission: Fast results in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Chevy's inability to establish a foothold in Europe is the only real blemish on an otherwise sharp, decadelong global expansion for GM's largest brand. Figuring out the path forward for Chevy Europe is Job 1 for Alan Batey, the first global chief of Chevrolet in its 102-year history. He is a Briton who has worked in Switzerland, the Middle East, Australia and elsewhere.... Read More »

 

Chevy's new chief to reassess product programs, build awareness

12:49 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2013
GM's new worldwide Chevrolet brand chief, Alan Batey, says he will spend more time on product development to help establish the brand globally. "There will be changes in the way we look at product and the way we look at our global programs," Batey said today in an interview.... Read More »

 

Former Vauxhall executive Batey named Chevrolet's global boss

June 25, 2013 06:01 CET
General Motors named U.S. sales chief Alan Batey as senior vice president of Chevrolet worldwide, a newly created post charged with growing GM's largest brand into a global powerhouse.... Read More »

 

GM's Batey gets global Chevy job, keeps U.S. sales role

11:06 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2013
GM named U.S. sales chief Alan Batey senior vice president of Chevrolet worldwide, a newly created post charged with growing GM's largest brand into a global powerhouse.... Read More »

 

GM's Batey to be named Chevrolet's global boss, report says

June 24, 2013 12:35 CET
General Motors is expected to name Englishman Alan Batey, a former Vauxhall apprentice who is now the automaker's U.S. sales chief, as Chevrolet's global head, a report said.... Read More »

 

GM's Batey to be named global boss for Chevy

6:35 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
GM is expected to name U.S. sales chief Alan Batey as the global head of Chevrolet, a person familiar with the plans said. Batey is expected to be assigned this week to the newly created post to accelerate Chevy's growth in the 140 markets where it is sold. GM chief executive Dan Akerson has signaled for months his plans to install a global leader for Chevrolet as a way to create clear accountability for the brand's growth worldwide.... Read More »

 

Rocket Fuel