Jaguar and Land Rover Poised to Get a Jump on Midwest Market

Opening the 105th Chicago Auto Show at the Midwest Automotive Media Association breakfast will be the president of Jaguar Land Rover North America, Andy Goss. With the addition of all-wheel drive to the Jaguar lineup and the all-new Range Rover set to launch, the time is right for the British brands to make a strong move into the Midwest luxury-car marketplace.

The Grand Ballroom doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the presentation begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. This year the breakfast is co-sponsored by the Auto Alliance.

Andy Goss became president of Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, on May 1, 2011. Goss reports directly to Phil Popham, director, group sales operations for Jaguar Land Rover, and is responsible for the national sales company operations of the Jaguar Land Rover brands in the United States and Canada.

Goss is a highly experienced and successful business leader with a strong track record with numerous auto manufacturers in the UK and Europe. He brings to Jaguar Land Rover a proven record for boosting both sales and brand reputation in markets under his jurisdiction. Before joining Jaguar Land Rover North America, Goss most recently held the position of chief executive of Porsche Cars, Great Britain, a position he held for 12 years.

Before Porsche, he served as Sales Director at Toyota from 1992-1999, after holding positions at Citroen, Nissan, and Austin Rover. Goss holds a degree in economics from the University of Manchester.

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