NEW YORK -- Rolls-Royce Motors Cars North America LLC is losing the executive who spearheaded its creation after the luxury car company was reborn under BMW AG leadership three years ago.
James G. Selwa, 53, has resigned as president and will continue to work for Rolls-Royce through this month, when he will work for an unnamed foreign automakers U.S. arm. Rolls-Royce says no successor has been named.
Rolls-Royce credits Selwa for establishing the importer organization and the dealership network in North America, where the brand was relaunched on Jan. 1, 2003.
Rolls-Royce sold 169 cars in 2003 and 420 cars last year.
Selwa also is a veteran of American Motors and Land Rover North America, where he was marketing chief.
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