Aston Martin Lagonda has announced the appointment of Thomas Kiesele as president Aston Martin Europe, effective immediately.
Based at Aston Martin’s regional head office in Frankfurt, Germany, Kiesele will report to Nick Lines, vice president and chief sales officer. He will be responsible for all brand and sales activities, covering 41 dealers across 19 European markets.
Kiesele joins Aston Martin from Ferrari Financial Services, where he was head of sales and marketing for Europe. He has spent almost 30 years in the automotive industry, working for several luxury brands, including Bentley, Ferrari and Porsche, and has held senior management positions in sales, marketing and dealer development.
Commenting on the new appointment, president and group chief executive officer Andy Palmer said, “We are delighted to welcome Thomas Kiesele to the Aston Martin team at what is probably the most exciting time in the company’s 106-year history. Thomas brings vast experience which will be pivotal in helping us to deliver the Second Century plan [which will see the company launch seven new models in seven years].”
Kiesele said, “The company is at a significant point in its history, and I am delighted to be joining Aston Martin at such an exciting time. With new products on the way, I’m looking forward to working with the team and our partners in developing the brand for the future.”