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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 26, 2010… It is with great
sadness that we inform you that Jack Pitney, BMW of North America Vice
President of Marketing, was killed earlier today in a tragic accident
while on vacation at his farm. We don’t have many
further details to share with you at this time but wanted you to have
the information as quickly as possible. As we learn more
details, we will keep you informed.
BMW Group In America BMW of North America, LLC has been present
in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC
began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United
States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service
organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including
motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars;
DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a
technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations
throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South
Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and
is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 Sports Activity
Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales
organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW
passenger car centers, 336 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 143
BMW motorcycle retailers, 99 MINI passenger car dealers, and 31
Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW
Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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