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Bill Peffer becomes Maserati North America CEO, Quits as KIA North America COO in his first week


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Jun 7, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler Automotive NV's Maserati luxury brand on Thursday named William Peffer as its CEO of North America, effective immediately.

He comes to lead the Trident's operations in the United States and Canada after resigning as chief operating officer of Kia Motors America Inc. following one week in the No. 2 job earlier this month.

Maserati SpA has named William Peffer its new CEO of North America

Peffer had been promoted from vice president of sales operations as Kia recorded its highest annual U.S. retail sales in the company's history in 2020. He has more than 25 years of automotive experience, including in senior positions at automakers in the United States and Australia as well as a three-year stint in retail operations as the chief operating officer for a large dealership in New England
.Peffer graduated with a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
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