* Global Marketing focuses on brand communications
* Directors named in Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group
* Vice President – Marketing named for DaimlerChrysler Canada
* Sales, Service and Parts Operations centralizes roles
* New appointments in Sales announced
Auburn Hills, Mich., Jan 30, 2006 –
Chrysler Group today announced a broad list of appointments and organizational changes to its Global Marketing and Global Product Planning staffs, designed to clarify roles between brand and product marketing functions. In addition, further changes were announced in Street and Racing Technology, DaimlerChrysler Canada, and also in the Sales group.
In Global Product Planning and Marketing, the following appointments were announced: Ann M. Fandozzi, 34, is appointed to Director – Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Product Planning and Marketing; Joseph Veltri, 47, is appointed Director – Body on Frame Product Planning and Marketing; and John Sloan, 50, is appointed Director – Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) Product Planning and Marketing. All three will now report to Stephen J. Bartoli, Vice President – Global Product Planning and Marketing.
Meanwhile in Global Marketing, Thomas J. Loveless, 45, is appointed to the new position of Director – Dodge Marketing & Global Communications; David R. Rooney, 50, is appointed to the new position of Director – Chrysler Marketing & Global Communications; and John D. Plecha, 40, is appointed to the new position of Director – Jeep Marketing & Global Communications. Christine A. MacKenzie, 51, is appointed Executive Director – Multi-Brand Events and Agency Relations. All four will now report to Senior Vice President – Global Marketing George E. Murphy.
“These appointments will keep our focus laser-sharp on the brands as we support the record number of product launches in the works for the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands,” said Murphy. “We’re focusing our brand marketing and global brand communications, integrating international product planning and ensuring continued emphasis on the vehicle engineering interface.”