Alan Batey

Chevy eyes Buick's regional ad style

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2014
Chevy's approach to its so-called Tier 2 advertising, under which regional dealer groups pool money to buy ads, is in something of a transition....
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GM touts 13,000 vehicles sold under Shop-Click-Drive

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
General Motors has sold more than 13,000 new vehicles via its online shopping tool Shop-Click-Drive since it debuted for use on dealership websites a year ago, the automaker said today....
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GM extends 'speak up' safety message to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014
General Motors' heightened focus on safety in the wake of its recall crisis is spilling over to its 4,300 dealerships. In a Sept. 30 memo, GM North America President Alan Batey asked dealers to reinforce to their staffs "a sense of safety ownership and responsibility," and told dealers to encourage staffers to "speak up" if they spot a potential problem....
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Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2014
Detroit's a big city. But if you're in the car biz, the Motor City is a small town, too. Karl Zimmermann's party at George Matick Chevrolet was both big city and small town....
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Buick-GMC boss dives into the nitty-gritty

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
As Vauxhall managing director from 2010 to 2013, new Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred helped to reverse years of sliding retail market share. Now he has been given the chance to think big....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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