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General Motors Announces New Managing Director of GM Thailand

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Marcos Purty and Wail A. Farghaly

Marcos Purty (left) will be succeeded by Wail A. Farghaly (right) as GM’s managing director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand

General Motors announced this week that Marcos Purty, the current managing director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand, is leaving the position to accept a manufacturing leadership position at the Lansing Delta Township plant. Wail A. Farghaly, the current managing director of GM Vietnam, will succeed him in the role. Both changes are effective July 1st.

Purty has been the managing director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand since March 2014. Prior to this role, he was the president director of GM Indonesia from 2011-2014. Purty’s career with GM began in 1994 when he joined the College Graduate In-Training Program; the following year, he accepted a position as process engineer at Pontiac East Assembly Center. He also served as the superintendent of Paint Production at both Oshawa and Pontiac, as the Paint Area manager at Fort Wayne, and the General Assembly area manager at GM Holden in Australia.

“We appreciate the important role that Marcos played leading the successful transformation of our business in Thailand to focus on our strengths in pickups and SUVs,” said Stefan Jacoby, GM executive vice president and president, GM International. “We congratulate him on his new assignment and wish him well.”

Farghaly has been with General Motors since 1999, holding roles in marketing, planning and sales at GM Egypt; becoming the manager of sales for GM North Africa and later the manager of the GM African Operations Sales Department; and being named director of North African Regional Marketing Office at GM Overseas Distribution Corporation.

“Wail is an experienced industry professional with great knowledge of the business, particularly the sales side,” added Jacoby. “Wail will drive the growth of our operations in Thailand through the launch of exciting new products, including the all-new Chevrolet Colorado unveiled in Bangkok a few days ago.”