According to a report in Autocar, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez is expected to step down and take "a more ambassadorial role" with the company at the end of this year. The magazine states that an Aston Martin spokesperson declined to comment on this rumor, but a new boss is expected to be put in place this summer, giving that person time to work with Bez during the transition period.

Bez joined Aston Martin as CEO in July 2000, when the company was owned by the Ford Motor Company as part of the Premier Automotive Group, and stayed in this position after the brand's sale to a group of investors led by Prodrive boss David Richards. During his tenure, Bez has been credited with pushing the DB7 to success, as well as spearheading the launch of the current, modern Aston Martin range.

If a new CEO is, in fact, to be announced this summer, we expect to have official word coming in the next few months. Stay tuned.

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      great job mr. bez. i hope your sucessor will do it equally fine
        • 2 Years Ago
        Agreed. Hope his successor has a similar passion for automobiles.
      • 2 Years Ago
      About bloody time! Ego maniac! No one associated with Aston Martin will shed a tear!
        • 2 Years Ago
        Remember what happened to Rover when Germans went away??? You owe Aston Martins current status to Germans. Brits cant build decent cars. Look at Rolls Royce, Bentley, and even Land Rover. All pushed forward by Germans. What Aston needs to do is ditch the bloody 2xFord Duratec engine and stick to V8s which fit the character much better than big clumsy thirsty and slow V12.
      • 2 Years Ago
      i think its time to give a younger ceo a chance, he gave hes best so far, for him to continue at his post might hold AM back.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought that was Rudy for a sec. =)
        • 2 Years Ago
        Really? For just a moment I was seeing Chuck Schumer.
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