"Eric's move is a big loss to our successful business
at Rolls-Royce North America but we are highly supportive of talented managers like Eric pursuing personal business opportunities, particularly when it means they stay within the Rolls-Royce community. Eric's dynamic leadership of our North American operation has been highly effective. He has established a strong team and cohesive network which has led to a substantial strengthening of our business in the region," said Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, Chief Executive.
Shepherd will continue in office as President of Rolls-Royce NA until December 31, 2015.
He will be succeeded by Pedro Mota who will join Rolls-Royce NA from Porsche Cars NA where he served as Vice-President, Area West. Mota holds an INSEAD MBA and a Master's Degree in electrical engineering from Lisbon Technical University.
Mota will join Rolls-Royce NA October 1, 2015 which will allow time for an induction and familiarisation with the company before taking over full control of the region on January 1, 2016.