Believe it or not, Mitsubishi sales in the U.S. are up in 2011 – by a whopping 53 percent. But while the automaker's sales are climbing out of the doldrums, its executive count is dropping. Automotive News reports that two key executives have resigned effective October 31, and those vacancies apparently won't be filled any time soon.
Gregory Adams, Vice President of Marketing in North America and Mike Krebs, Vice President of Planning and Incentives have left the company to pursue other opportunities. Adams leaves Mitsubishi in the early stages of the launch of the electric i minicar. He also oversaw the launch of the Outlander Sport, a linchpin model in the Japanese automaker's revamping plan. Adams began working at Mitsubishi in June of last year.

Krebs has been with Mitsubishi for more than a decade, and he was recently designated Vice President of Product Strategy. Mitsubishi spokesperson Dan Irvin tells AN that the remaining personnel will handle day-to-day operations and that the automaker doesn't "anticipate any disruption in those departments."

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know about the other guy, but Gregory Adams seems to jump around between companies. Look at his linked in profile: He was with Nissan from 1991-1996 (in Japan), Ford from 1996-2000 (in Japan), Mitsubishi in 2003-2004 (in Japan), then DaimlerChrysler from 2004-2007 (in China), Ferrari from 2007-2010 (in China), then Mitsubishi again from 2010-2011 (in USA). He seems to just go around and work on certain projects then leave.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've never seen a manufacturer give up like Mitsubishi. At least in the US.
      Bryan Lund
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why leave a successful Company when NA sales are improving? 'Spose we could apply for those jobs now, then, huh?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryan Lund
        Sales WERE up. They've been tanking the last couple months, which almost certainly led to their marketing chief getting the boot. He wasn't well liked and wasn't very experienced from what I'd heard.
      Michael Walsh
      • 3 Years Ago
      Plus another - Mitsubishi's Product Communications Manager just a couple of weeks ago made the move to Toyota.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Because Mitsubishi is Evolving(pun intended) into a big lump of ****.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Justin Kresty
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm anything to do with little boys and a locker room? If I oversaw the Outlander and the fail the Eclipse has become I'd quit too.
      • 3 Years Ago
      this reminds me of the sega dreamcast O_o err anyway, I think Mits will be fine. I hear we're getting the colt eventually. Also, They're making a new Diamante flagship car based off of Nissan. I'm sure anything NEW that they come up with, will hit our shores. They need to educate their dealers, though. I've been told several times that things were being discontinued...and well...they ARENT. the lancer has been refined from the inside out. The evo is still just awesome. The outlander/sport are both gonna be fine. Mits, honestly needs to launch a new line of vehicles under a North American name...they need an infiniti to their nissan, so to speak. IF they can afford it. scouce: