LINDSAY SCOTT DUFFIELD APPOINTED PRESIDENT FOR JAGUAR LAND ROVER CANADA

BRAMALEA, ON, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - Lindsay Duffield has been appointed President of Jaguar Land Rover Canada, effective October 25, 2010, responsible for overseeing the brands' operations in Canada.  Duffield comes from a rich background in the automotive industry serving most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Canada.

In addition to five years as President and CEO of BMW Group Canada, Duffield brings significant experience in the financial services side of the industry, as Vice-president, Operations and Vice President, Sales & Marketing for BMW Group Financial Services in the United States. Prior to that, Duffield served as Director, Marketing and Communications for Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation also in the U.S.

"Lindsay has a proven track record of success in the auto industry, including extensive experience in the premium automotive business in Canada," said Gary Temple, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America. "His leadership experience in both the industry and the market, coupled with his strong financial services and business background will most assuredly help lead continued growth in the Canadian market as we build on the success of the new Jaguar XJ and launch new products like the new Range Rover Evoque next year."

"This is the perfect time to be joining the Jaguar Land Rover Canada team," Duffield said.  Jaguar and Land Rover are two premium and exclusive brands with a strong product line-up and with the forthcoming new models we will meet even more customer needs and desires.  Working closely with our dedicated Canadian dealer network, we will significantly grow the family of satisfied Jaguar and Land Rover customers across Canada."

Duffield, a native of Guelph, Ontario, becomes the first Canadian-born President of Jaguar Land Rover Canada.  He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-op) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.  Lindsay, along with his wife Ruth and sons Jordan and Christian reside in Unionville, Ontario. 

He takes up his new position effective Oct. 25, 2010 in the Jaguar Land Rover head office in Bramalea, Ontario.

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For further information:

Barbara Barrett
613-230-2639
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