In a continued effort to restructure and refocus its operations, Chrysler LLC today announced further realignments within its Global Sales and Marketing organization.
As a result, the following responsibilities are realigned to Steven Landry, Executive Vice President—North American Sales, Marketing and Mopar® Parts and Service: brand marketing, media and events, advertising, interactive and customer relationship management. Landry continues to oversee Mopar Parts, service, sales programs, dealer operations, field operations and distribution and Chrysler Canada.
Corporate research and global product planning are realigned to Michael Manley, Executive Vice President—International Sales and Global Product Planning Operations. Manley also is responsible for product planning, global demand planning, strategic portfolio planning, research, regional operations (Asia, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Chrysler de Mexico.
Deborah Meyer, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, announced that she will leave the company, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities. Chrysler will eliminate the position of Chief Marketing Officer.
Vice Chairman and President Jim Press said this consolidation provides even greater alignment for the company to focus on its customers, dealers, regional operations and global product planning.
Chrysler also will refocus its efforts in Asia, redirecting the sales and marketing function for the Asia Pacific Region, particularly in China, which will continue to report to Manley.
The company will continue its global partnership and alliance strategy, including seeking new opportunities in China. However, those functions will be centralized in Chrysler’s Auburn Hills, Mich., headquarters under John Cataldo, Vice President—Business Development and Alliances.
Philip Murtaugh, Senior Vice President—CEO Asia Operations, announced his plan to leave Chrysler at the end of the month to pursue other interests.