Today, Chrysler group LLC made a series of changes into its leadership team. These changes are effective immediately. Al Gardner will now work as a President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand. Before this position, Gardner was director of Chrysler Group’s Southeast Business Center. He started work for the company in 1986.
Steve Beahm is appointed as a Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management, effective January 1, 2014. Before this position, Beahm was Vice President of U.S. Sales Operations. He started working for the Chrysler in 1987.
Tim Kuniskis is currently working as President and CEO of Dodge Brand and now he gets an additional responsibility for the company’s Fleet operations. Robert Graczyk is worked as Head of Sales in Australia for all Fiat and Chrysler brands. He joined the group in 1986. Graczyk served the group as President and CEO of Maserati North America. He joined Chrysler in 1986. Ralph Gilles will remain the Senior Vice President of Product Design and President and CEO of Motorsports.
“All of these appointments represent important recognition of the positive contribution that each individual has brought to the organization,” said Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO. “We continue to value the talent within our walls, as we grow strong leaders and provide opportunities for top performers.”
“I want to thank Ralph for his dedication to the SRT brand,” said Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC. “Under Ralph’s leadership, the SRT brand expanded its vehicle line-up to include more highly customized models and received numerous automotive awards and distinctions.”