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Mike Colleran As COO For Saab Cars North America, Inc.

Posted on 03. Sep, 2009 by .

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Film Credit: Saab History, thanks to Cherry Hill Saab of NJ & Tynan’s Saab of Fort Collins, CO

Saab History just received the following information from a number of Saab dealerships in the United States.

Mike Colleran has been named as President & Chief Operating Officer of the future Saab Cars North America organization. This is very good news, and having met him at the recent 2009 Saab Owners Convention, I am happy to hear how this process will unfold in the United States.

More details coming shortly.

Today, I would like to announce the next step forward in anticipation of a renewed Saab presence in North America with the appointment of Michael “Mike” Colleran as President and Chief Operating Officer of Saab Cars North America.

Mike has been a member of the Saab USA team since 2005 and most recently served as Sales Director for the General Motors Premium brands which include Saab, Cadillac, and HUMMER. Mike started his career with General Motors in 1989 after serving in the U.S. Military and has served in various sales, service and marketing roles during his twenty-year automotive career.

As we ready to finalize the sale to Koenigsegg group AB in the next months, Mike will be forming a new Saab team with the responsibility of preparing Saab and its partners for independent operations in North American markets. Those appointments will be announced at a later date.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for all for your unwavering support during the last months and I would ask you to remain focused as we move into the next exciting chapter of Saab Automobile’s history.

Best regards,
Jan Ã…ke Jonsson

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Swedish Magazine Interviews Saab Automobile AB CEO

Posted on 01. Mar, 2009 by .

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Saab Automobile AB’s CEO, Jan-Ã…ke Jonsson, who continues to be negotiating loans with the Swedish Government, has recently been interviewed by the Swedish Magazine, Syd Svenksan.

Saab’s CEO Jan Ã…ke Jonsson reveals that he can think of strengthening cooperation with Volvo.

Saab Head: We can think of cooperation with Volvo

Last updated: February 28, 2009 15:22

Saab’s CEO Jan Ã…ke Jonsson is convinced that the crisis resolves itself.

What do you say to those who are considering buying a new Saab today?

– They should have continued confidence in us. We have been in difficulties before, but we have before. I am convinced that we can do it now.

And to those who drive a Saab?

– The same, whether they should buy or sell a Saab. I am glad for the response we have received, call, suggestions and ideas on how and what we should do. Customer support is important to us.

What happens now?

– We are in the reconstruction phase, trying to find financing. To find new owners is the main issue and there are interested. The hard work is all over and we are not going to die.
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