Chrysler Group Names New Plant Managers

* Andrew L. Garibian, Plant Manager – Trenton (Mich.) Engine Plant
* Kevin D. Hayes, Plant Manager – Indiana Transmission Plant II
* Michael J. Butz, Plant Manager – Etobicoke (Ontario) Casting Plant
* Joseph J. Ozdowy, Plant Manager – Newark (Del.) Assembly Plant
* Cynthia C. Sidoti, Plant Manager – Toledo Jeep® Supplier Park

Auburn Hills, Mich., Mar 22, 2006 –

Chrysler Group today announced new appointments at five of its powertrain and vehicle assembly plants.

“The mission of the entire Manufacturing team is to build quality Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge vehicles safely and efficiently,” said Frank Ewasyshyn, Executive Vice President – Manufacturing, Chrysler Group. “Each of these executives has demonstrated the experience and expertise needed to help us do that and I congratulate them on their new appointments.”

Andrew L. Garibian, 39, was appointed Plant Manager – Trenton Engine Plant, where he will be responsible for directing all activities at the Trenton, Mich. plant. Previously, he served as manufacturing manager at the Chrysler Group’s Detroit Axle Plant.

Michael J. Butz, 45, was appointed Plant Manager – Etobicoke Casting Plant, where he will be responsible for all activities at the Toronto-area operation. Butz was formerly Manufacturing Manager – Indiana Transmission Plant I.

Garibian and Butz will report to General Manager – Engine/Foundry Alfredo Antenucci.

Kevin D. Hayes, 43, has been named Plant Manager – Indiana Transmission Plant II, where he will direct activities for this Kokomo-area plant. Most recently, he served as Manufacturing Manager – Indiana Transmission Plant II. Hayes will report to General Manager – Transmission/Casting/Machining Brian D. Harlow.

Joseph J. Ozdowy, 44, will become the Plant Manager – Newark Assembly Plant, where he will be responsible for all activities at the plant. He most recently served as Director of Manufacturing Operations – Beijing Jeep Corporation.

Cynthia C. Sidoti, 43, was appointed to the new position of Plant Manager – Toledo Jeep Supplier Park, where she will oversee activities at the new home of the Jeep Wrangler. Sidoti was most recently Director – Paint and Energy Management Advance Manufacturing Engineering.

Ozdowy and Sidoti will report to Vice President – Truck and Activity Vehicle Assembly Operations Byron M. Green.

The appointments of Garibian, Hayes, Butz and Sidoti take effect immediately, while Ozdowy will transition to his new appointment between April and July 2006.

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