Nominations : Daimler shifts Smart boss Adt to new role

After less than a year at the helm of Daimler’s troubled Smart brand, Katrin Adt will move to a new post to run Mercedes-Benz’s wholly owned and operated dealerships in Europe.

The 46-year-old executive took over as head of Smart last October, presenting a new concept car together with her predecessor, Annette Winkler, at the Paris auto show.

Starting July, Adt will manage the newly created subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Cars Own Retail Europe, reporting to Daimler board member for sales and marketing Britta Seeger, the company said in a release.

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