Jaguar Land Rover North America President Gary Temple is retiring later this year, turning the top U.S. job over to Andy Goss, a Porsche executive.
Goss, 53, will be responsible for the Jaguar and Land Rover business in the United States and Canada. He will assume his post on May 1.
Goss was formerly CEO of Porsche Cars Great Britain where he spent the last 12 years. He began his career at Austin Rover in the United Kingdom in 1979 and worked at Citroen, Nissan and Lexus. He was Toyota’s U.K. sales director from 1992-99,
Temple has been head of Jaguar and Land Rover in North America since 2007. He joined Jaguar cars in 1983 and has held various management positions at Jaguar and Land Rover in product, service and customer service departments.
Prior to becoming president, Temple was senior executive vice president of operations. He joined Jaguar Cars in 1983 and has held various management positions in the Jaguar and Land Rover organization. Prior to being appointed president, he was senior executive vice president of operations.
Jaguar Land Rover, which was acquired by Tata Motors Ltd. from Ford Motor Co. in 2008 for $2.3 billion, posted an 18 percent sales gain in the first quarter this year over the same quarter of 2010. The overall U.S. market rose 20 percent in the first quarter.