FRANKFURT — German-born Carl-Peter Forster takes the helm at General Motors Corp.'s European unit, Adam Opel AG, replacing American Robert Hendry. Forster, 46, the former manufacturing head for BMW AG, left BMW following the sell-off of the unprofitable Rover Group, which he opposed. He is charged with increasing Opel's falling market share and returning the automaker to profit. Opel lost US$472 million during 2000. “He assumes responsibility for Opel in a time full of challenges,” says ...

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