Lotus Appointed New Sales & Marketing Manager in Australia
The new manager succeeds Jonathan Stretton, who will be returning to Great Britain, to work directly for Lotus Cars UK.
“Fabian brings a wealth of automotive management experience to the role at a time when Lotus is poised for continued growth in Australia," said John Startari, Lotus Cars Australia Managing Director. “Fabian's experience in the automotive industry and sales background will equip him well as Lotus faces the challenges and exciting evolution over the next few years.”
Over the past 13 years, Abal has worked extensively with car distributors in both the mainstream and premium segments of the automotive industry. He previously served as a General Manager of Sales for IBS (formerly IDS Entreprise Systems), a position that saw him collaborating with many of the country’s top automotive distributors.
"There are exciting times ahead for Lotus," Abal said, "with the recent launch of the new Evora, the most significant Lotus car to be launched in the last decade, along with plans to introduce a whole new range of Lotus Cars. Couple this with a multitude of highly acclaimed and internationally experienced appointments at head office in the UK, along with some very grand plans for Lotus, and I am privileged to be associated with this iconic brand at such an exciting time in its evolution."
Lotus Cars Australia is making efforts to refresh its line-up in 2010: following the launch of the new V6 Evora, the company will bring the facelifted versions of the Elise and Exige to the market.