General Motors has announced that Ed Peper, head of GM Fleet and currently U.S. vice president for GM Envolve, will be retiring on Sept. 1, 2023, capping a more than 39-year career with GM.
Peper will be replaced by Sandor Piszar, effective Aug. 1. Piszar, 51, was most recently vice president, sales, service, and marketing for GM Canada.
A Look at Ed Peper's Professional Career
Peper started as a Cadillac sales trainee in 1984 and has held 17 positions at GM. Before his tenure at GM Fleet and GM Envolve, Peper also served as general sales manager for Cadillac, general manager and vice president for Chevrolet, general manager for GM’s Northeast Region, and VP-Sales for Saab Cars USA.
During his career at GM, Peper and his teams sold nearly 23 million vehicles. Peper was instrumental in creating GM’s new business-to-business brand, GM Envolve, which launched in May.
“Ed completely changed the business model at GM Fleet/GM Envolve to focus on volume and profitability and GM’s Fleet business is in great shape as a result,” wrote Steve Hill, vice president, Global Commercial Operations in an email.
“Ed also created an incredible employee culture at GM Fleet/GM Envolve by treating every single team member with dignity and respect and supporting them in every way possible,” Hill wrote. “As a result, Ed’s ‘Workplace of Choice’ engagement scores were consistently some of the best at GM. Ed also had great relationships with dealers, customers, and GM internals during his tenure at GM.”
Ed Peper's Personal Life
On a personal note, Peper has lived in 10 different homes across the U.S., Hill wrote.
“Ed is really excited to spend a lot more time with his wife of 36 years, Pam, his two young children Emma (16) and Hunter (12), and his three brothers, and hopes to play a lot more golf and exercise daily during this next phase of his life,” he wrote.
About Sandor Piszar
In 2014, Piszar was named director of marketing for Chevrolet Trucks. Previously, Piszar was director of GMC marketing and director of performance and accessories in GM’s Performance Vehicle and Motorsports Group.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet