IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Former Saab managers move on

It's almost been five months since Saab Automobile filed for bankruptcy. In these five months many former Saab employees have found new jobs. In Sweden there is a great demand for engineers and many of the Saab engineers have moved on to new jobs. But also Saab's top management has moved on.

Former Saab Executive Director of Communications, Eric Geers, will start working for Chinese Qoros. Qoros is a new car brand to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show next year. A sedan, a coupé and a SUV will be launched next year. The cars will be produced by Magna Steyr.

"My job will be to build an organization that will handle the information and communication towards Europe," Eric Geers told TTELA.

Also many former Saab engineers, as well as people from Volvo, BMW and Volkswagen have been recruited by the Chinese company. Geers will still live in Sweden, but commute to China.

Also former Saab Vice President Vehicle Product Development, Mats Fägerhag, has gotten a new job. He found his new job a little closer than Geers did. Fägerhag will be in charge of Volvo's new Alliance Office. His jobb will be to handle cooperations and alliance projects in product development.