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Member of the Management Board an...

Opel Eisenach GmbH
Phone: (203) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.com
Local Address: Antwerp, Belgium
Three Corporate Drive Suite 204
Shelton , Connecticut 06484
United States

Company Description:

Employment History

  • Vice President Communications Opel Group GmbH
  • Member of the Board and Vice President Communications
  • Vice President GMIO Communications
    General Motors Corp.
  • Global Director, Communications
    General Motors Corp.
  • International Communications Vice President
    General Motors Corp.
  • General Director Product Communications
    GM Europe AG
  • Vice President Opel and Vauxhall Communications
    Adam Opel AG
  • Director of Product Communications
    Adam Opel AG

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member Responsible for Communications
  • Board Member In Charge of Communications
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Opel Company Information - Management Board | Opel international, 17 Feb 2015 [cached]
Johan Willems
Opel | Management Board - Johan Willems
Johan Willems
Management Board Member, Communications, Adam Opel AG
Johan Willems has been appointed to the post of Management Board Member responsible for communications with effect from February 1. He will be in charge of the entire Product, Brand, Corporate and Internal Communications of the Opel and Vauxhall brands.
Johan Willems has a long track record at Opel and GM. In 1992, he commenced his career at Opel Belgium in Antwerp. From February 2005 to November 2007 he was in charge of product and brand communications of Opel/Vauxhall and GM Europe. Willems was then called to GM's headquarters in Detroit where he assumed the role of Director, Global Environmental and Advanced Propulsion Communications. He then moved to GM's International Operations offices in Shanghai, China, where he last held the position of Vice President of Communications.
Born on April 9, 1960, Willems is a Belgian national who apart from his Flemish mother tongue also speaks French, German and English fluently. He began his career as an automotive journalist.
Executive Biographies, 17 Feb 2015 [cached]
Johan Willems Vice President Communications Opel Group GmbH
Johan Willems
Johan Willems Member ..., 11 May 2014 [cached]
Johan Willems Member of the Board & Vice President Communications Tel.: +49 6142/7-72 300 Fax: +49 6142/7-54 442
Johan Willems Named Management Board Member, Communications, 26 Jan 2012 [cached]
Johan Willems Named Management Board Member, Communications
Effective February 1, the Supervisory Board has named Johan Willems (51) Management Board member in charge of Communications. In his role as the new head of Opel/Vauxhall Communications, he succeeds Dr. Susanne Wegerhoff who has elected to leave the company. In this position, Willems, who is currently Vice President, Communications, for GM International Operations based in Shanghai, China, will be responsible for all Product, Brand, Corporate and Internal Communications at Opel/Vauxhall in Europe.
Opel/Vauxhall CEO Stracke added: "I'm very much looking forward to working with Johan Willems.
Johan Willems has already had a long career with Opel/Vauxhall and GM. He joined Opel Belgium in Antwerp in 1992. Between 1996 and 2007, he was in charge of Opel/Vauxhall and GM Europe Product & Brand Communications, and to that extent worked at the Opel headquarters in R├╝sselsheim for several years. Prior to his appointment as the GM International Communications Vice President in 2009, Willems was Director, Global Environmental and Advanced Propulsion Communications at GM's headquarters in Detroit. He is a Belgian national and speaks fluently Flemish, French, German and English. He started his career as an automotive journalist in Belgium.
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Johan Willems Named Management Board Member, Communications
Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, 15 May 2001 [cached]
The key to producing a number of models on the same line is to design them so that they have standard mounting points, said Johan Willems, director of product communications at Adam Opel.With standard mounting points, the same handling equipment can be used for all models without adjustment.
The investment begins with the bodyshop, where a new 64.5kN vacuum transfer press, supplied by German press company Schuler, has been installed for pressing parts such as side panels, roofs and doors.Only 30 percent of its capacity will be used for Russelsheim, the remainder going to Bochum, Antwerp and Ellesmere Port.
Covering an area of more than 54,000 square meters, the bodyshop comprises flexible assembly lines that permit the production of the four possible models.
This, said Johan Willems, facilitates employee communication."The location of people is very important.If people can see each other, then they will communicate with each other," he commented.
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