Former GM de Mexico executive Ed Butler has joined Kia Automotive Australia as national sales manager, responsible for maintaining and developing Kia's growth in Australia and managing its regional offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. While at GM de Mexico, Butler successfully relaunched Saab on the Mexican market. Butler has also worked for General Motors Korea with the Cadillac and Saab brands and was also responsible for the pre-launch plans for Alfa Romeo in Korea. This role also included development of the first GM "Premium Retail Environment" in the Asia Pacific Region.