The Saab Presidents of the United States

Posted on 17. Apr, 2007 by in 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, Boston, Massachusetts, Company, New England, New Haven, Connecticut, New York, NY, United States

There have been a number of Presidents that have represented the Saab brand in the United States over the years, so I thought it would be a good time to provide such historical information for your reference beginning with Ralph T. Millet, the individual that was responsible for bringing the SAAB brand to the U.S. back in 1956.

This information has been verified, but there are still some additional pieces of information that need to be included and possibly corrected at this point. If you would like to submit your additions or corrections, please add your comment to this post.

Ralph T. Millet – Dec.1956-1971, Board of Directors 1979-1987
J. J. (Jerry) Upham – 1971 (15 months)
Jonas C:son Kjellberg – 1972 – May 1979
Bob Sinclair – May, 1979 – Sept. 1991
Sten Helling – Sept, 1991 – Oct, 1991
Bill Kelly – Oct. 1991 – Feb 1994
Jim Crumlish – Feb 1994 – June, 1996
Joel K. Manby – June 1996 – Apr. 2000
Dan Chasins – Apr. 2000 – Sept. 2002
Debra Kelly-Ennis – Sept. 16th, 2002 – Mar. 2005
Jay Spenchian – Apr. 1st, 2005 – April 13, 2007
Steve Shannon – April 16th, 2007 – (October 17th, 2008* No longer President, but reclassifies position while also splitting up responsibilities by a 1/3rd with Cadillac & Hummer as Executive Director, Marketing, Premium Channel North America)) – April 16th, 2009
Mike Colleran – Sept 3rd, 2009 – Present

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3 Responses to “The Saab Presidents of the United States”

  1. Sarah Lowder

    26. Apr, 2007

    How do I contact Steve Shannon’s office directly? I have serious concerns with my local Saab dealership and would like to speak with him. Thanks so much.

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  2. ryanoe9000

    05. Sep, 2007

    Sarah,

    Hello. I forwarded your request to Saab, please let me know if you have been able to get an answer and/or resolution to your inquiry.

    – Saab History

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