WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. - BMW of North America Inc. has named Gene Donnelly vice president of sales and center development, a new position.
Donnelly will be based in BMW of North America's headquarters in New Jersey. He will oversee three departments: sales; center development and vehicle processes; and retail operations.
Donnelly joined BMW in 1991 and has held various executive positions. Since 1993, he has been general manager of the 13-state central region headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill.
Wayne Orchowski will succeed Donnelly as central region general manager. Orchowski will be responsible for the region's sales, marketing, aftersales, customer satisfaction and dealer development activities. He has been southern region sales and marketing operations manager.
The appointments are effective Oct. 1.