Chrysler Group Announces Organizational Changes

* 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.”

With these appointments, the positions of Vice President – Global Chrysler / Jeep Marketing and Global Dodge Marketing are discontinued.

Fandozzi was formerly Director – Chrysler Marketing and FWD Product Planning; Veltri was formerly Director – Dodge Truck Marketing and Body on Frame Product Planning; and Sloan was formerly Director – Chrysler Car Marketing and RWD Product Planning. Loveless was formerly Director – Sales Operations; Rooney was Director – Chrysler Global Brand Communications; and Plecha was formerly Director – Jeep Marketing and RWD Product Planning. MacKenzie was formerly Executive Director – Corporate Research and Reporting.

The announcements led to changes in several interfacing organizations, as well.

In Street and Racing Technology (SRT), Michael J. Accavitti, 47, is appointed to the new position of Director – Dodge Motorsports and SRT Product Planning and Marketing, also reporting to Murphy. Accavitti was formerly Vice President – Marketing, DaimlerChrysler Canada. Kipp D. Owen, 44, is appointed Director – Street and Racing Technology, reporting to Executive Vice President – Product Development Frank Klegon. Owen was formerly Director – Proving Grounds and Durability Testing.

DaimlerChrysler Canada announced Judith K. Wheeler, 44, is appointed to the position of Vice President – Marketing, reporting to President and CEO DaimlerChrysler Canada Steven J. Landry. Wheeler was formerly Director – Dodge Marketing and FWD Product Planning.

In Sales, Service and Parts Operations, Robert M. Richard, 44, is appointed Director – U.S. Market (Retail and Fleet) Volume Planning. He was formerly Director – Market Development and Sales Planning. Mark S. Bosanac, 41, is appointed Director – U.S. Market (Retail and Fleet) Incentives and Programs. He was formerly Director – Incentives and Programs. Richard and Bosanac will continue to report to Vice President – Sales, Service and Parts Operations Raymond M. Fisher. Patrick W. Dougherty’s (46) position of Director – Commercial, Rental and Government Sales will be realigned, reporting to Fisher.

In the Sales organization, Steven G. Beahm, 42, has been promoted to Director – Field Operations, reporting to Fisher. Beahm was formerly Senior Manager – Marketing Analysis and Programs. Lewis C. Scott, 40, is appointed to Director – Midwest Business Center, reporting to Senior Vice President – Sales Gary E. Dilts. Scott was formerly Director – Denver Business Center. Fred M. Diaz Jr., 40, is appointed Director – Denver Business Center, reporting to Dilts. Diaz was formerly Director – Dodge Global Brand Communications.

All announcements are effective Feb. 1, 2006.


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