Paul Ferraiolo has been named president of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America from 1 July 2007.

He joined Rolls-Royce in 2004, first as the product marketing manager then latterly as the worldwide head of marketing based at Goodwood in southern England.

His automotive career spans 27 years throughout which he has held a number of senior positions covering engineering, marketing and brand strategy.

Rolls-Royce chairman and chief executive, Ian Robertson, said: “We would like to thank Paul for the outstanding job that he has done at Goodwood over the last few years. He takes charge of our largest market place at an exciting time for Rolls-Royce, with record sales and an expanding product portfolio. We wish him the best of luck in his new role.”