Chrysler posted better-than-expected financial results from Jan.-Sept. 2010 while raising its forecast. Chrysler says it expects to make a pre-tax profit of $700 million in 2010, up from $200 million previously.
#01. C. Robert Kidder
Kidder joined Chrysler in June 2009 once its global alliance with Fiat S.p.A. was finalized. He is also chairman and CEO of investment firm 3Stone Advisors LLC. Kidder has served as chairman and CEO of Duracell International Inc. and Borden Chemical Inc., and as director of Electronic Data Systems Corp. and General Signal Corp. Earlier in his career, Kidder was vice president, planning and development, for Dart Industries in Los Angeles and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. He also worked with McKinsey & Co. in Chicago, as a general management consultant. Kidder currently serves on the boards of directors of Morgan Stanley, Schering-Plough Corp., and Microvi Biotech Inc. He’s a member of the board of trustees of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and is chairman of the board of trustees of Ohio University. He holds a master’s degree in industrial economics from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan.
#02. Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne was named CEO of Chrysler in June 2009. He had been chairman of Case New Holland, a division of Fiat, since 2006 and CEO of Fiat Group Automobiles since 2005. He was appointed CEO of Fiat S.p.A. in June 2004, and has been a member of the board since 2003. In 2010, Marchionne joined the board of directors of Exor S.p.A. He also serves as a member of the board of Philip Morris International Inc. and is a member of the General Council of Confindustria (the employers association of Italy) and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. Marchionne is a barrister, solicitor, and chartered accountant. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Osgood Hall Law School at York University in Toronto and an MBA from the University of Windsor. He is the recipient of the Cavaliere del Lavoro (Knight of the Order of Merit for Labor), an honorary title for service to industry that’s awarded by the president of the Republic of Italy. He was born in Chieti, Italy.
#03. Reid Bigland
President and CEO, Chrysler Canada Inc.
Oversees all Chrysler sales and marketing activities in Canada. Prior to that, Bigland was president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., general manager of dealer operations for Freightliner LLC, and director of human resources and U.S. sales for Western Star Trucks. Bigland also worked for Canadian Airlines International.
#04. Joseph A. ChamaSrour
President and CEO, Chrysler de Mexico
ChamaSrour is head of Mexican operations, where he is the corporate representative for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Mitsubishi. He reports directly to CEO Sergio Marchionne. ChamaSrour was president and managing director of Chrysler Mexico. He joined Chrysler in 1987 and has worked in sales, marketing, and finance.
#05. Fred M. Diaz Jr.
President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand; Lead Executive for U.S. Sales
Diaz has full profit and loss responsibility for the Dodge Ram product portfolio. As U.S. sales lead, he oversees sales programs, dealer and field operations, incentives, and distribution. Previously, Diaz was director of the Chrysler Group’s Denver business center, with responsibility for sales, service, and field operations.
#06. Olivier Francois
President and CEO, Chrysler Brand; Lancia Brand, Fiat Group Automobiles
Francois has single-point responsibility for Chrysler’s product portfolio. He is also responsible for marketing strategies, brand development, and advertising for the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram brands, and for Fiat Group Automobiles. Francois joined the company in October 2009 from Fiat Group Automobiles.
#07. Ralph V. Gilles
President and CEO, Dodge Car Brand; Senior Vice President, Product Design
Appointed in October 2009, Gilles has responsibility for Dodge cars. He continues to lead product design as senior vice president, a position he’s held since June 2009. Gilles was named vice president of design in September 2008. He joined the former Chrysler Corp. in 1992 as a designer. Gilles serves as a classic car judge.
#08. Pietro Gorlier
President and CEO, Mopar Service, Parts, and Customer Care
Appointed in June 2009, Gorlier is responsible for the Mopar product portfolio and service and parts operations, as well as Chrysler’s customer service operations. He also has shared accountability with the brands, responsibility for parts and services growth and delivery, and customer support. Gorlier joined Chrysler from Fiat.
#09. Michael Manley
President and CEO, Jeep Brand; Lead Executive for International Organization
Manley has profit and loss responsibility for the Jeep product portfolio. He also leads the company’s international activities outside of NAFTA, and will be responsible for implementing the co-op agreements for the distribution of Chrysler Group products through Fiat’s international distribution network. He was a vice president.
#10. Doug D. Betts
Senior Vice President, Quality
Betts establishes the processes, culture, and systems to achieve the highest levels of quality in all of the company’s products and customer relationships, including a company-wide effort to improve customer satisfaction. Previously, he was vice president and chief customer officer. He joined the automaker in 2007.
#11. Paolo E. Ferrero
Senior Vice President, Chrysler Powertrain
Ferrero is responsible for all powertrain activities, with a focus on technology-sharing with the Fiat Powertrain Technologies organization. He also provides indirect oversight of powertrain manufacturing, testing, quality, and international operations, while ensuring strong integration and alignment with the Chrysler Group.
#12. Scott R. Garberding
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing/World Class Manufacturing
Garberding is responsible for all assembly, stamping, and powertrain manufacturing operations worldwide, as well as the implementation of the World Class Manufacturing system at all Chrysler manufacturing facilities. Prior to taking on these responsibilities, he was senior vice president of purchasing.
#13. Michael J. Keegan
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Responsible for critical volume planning and logistics functions in coordination with the brand CEOs. Keegan is also responsible for improving service levels, working capital efficiency, and complexity reduction; optimizing demand and supply; and establishing consistent and effective supply chain processes. He began at Chrysler in 1990.
#14. Dan C. Knott
Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Supplier Quality
Appointed in December 2009, Knott is responsible for all worldwide purchasing and supplier quality activities, including both product-related components and indirect suppliers and services. He reports directly to CEO Sergio Marchionne. Previously, Knott had served as head of vehicle engineering.
#15. Scott G. Kunselman
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Kunselman has responsibility for all systems and component engineering, vehicle line platform programs, international engineering, advance vehicle development and innovation, powertrain product engineering, product technical planning, and regulatory affairs. He also oversees vehicle testing and validation.
#16. Holly E. Leese
Senior Vice President; General Counsel
Leese is responsible for the company’s worldwide legal functions, including corporate governance, commercial and corporate transactions, product litigation, dealer and trade relations, environmental affairs, and intellectual property. She had been vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Chrysler LLC.
#17. Richard Palmer
Senior Vice President; Chief Financial Officer
Palmer is responsible for all finance activities, including corporate controlling, treasury, and tax. He joined Chrysler Group LLC from Fiat Group Automobiles, where he had been chief financial officer since 2006. He also served as CFO for Iveco and Comau, and was finance manager at General Electric Oil & Gas.
#18. Nancy A. Rae
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Responsible for human resources, processes, programs and policies; leadership development; and human capital development. She also oversees Chrysler employee relations, where she directs union relations, occupational safety and health services, personnel planning, and administration. Rae was previously an executive vice president.
#19. Gualberto Ranieri
Senior Vice President, Communications
Ranieri joined Chrysler Group in June 2009 from Fiat Group, where he led international communications. He was also responsible for communications at Case New Holland, a manufacturer and seller of agriculture and construction machinery, which is part of the Fiat Group. Ranieri was the Fiat team leader of communications.
#20. Joseph “Jody” Trapasso
Senior Vice President, External Affairs
Appointed in May 2010, Trapasso provides strategic direction for Chrysler Group’s international, federal, and state government relations, while coordinating the activities of the corporate representative in Latin America. He leads the company’s community relations efforts and the Chrysler Foundation. Trapasso had been a privaye attorney.
#21. Peter Grady
Vice President, Network Development and Fleet
Grady is responsible for optimizing sales volumes in the company’s restructured network of Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealers. He also manages Chrysler’s fleet sales organization. Prior to his current position, Grady was director of franchise planning and administration for Chrysler. He joined the former American Motors Corp. in 1984.
#22. Laurie A. Macaddino
Vice President, Audit
Macaddino is responsible for ensuring that all vehicles produced and sold by Chrysler meet financial requirements, including cost, investment and profitability. Prior to accepting her position, she was vice president of finance operations, as well as corporate audit and compliance. In addition, she was senior manager of corporate audit.
#23. Barbara J. Pilarski
Vice President, Business Development
Pilarski oversees the negotiation of strategic global partnership arrangements for Chrysler and manages alliance relationships. Previously, she served as executive director of mergers and acquisitions, North and South America, where she oversaw all aspects of merger, acquisition, and divestiture activities. Pilarski joined Chrysler in 1985.
#24. Scott Sandschafer
Vice President; Chief Information Officer
Reporting directly to CEO Sergio Marchionne, Sandschafer is responsible for all information technology applications and infrastructure in support of operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining Chrysler, Sandschafer oversaw information systems at Fiat Group subsidiary CNH America.
#25. Joseph Veltri
Vice President, Product Planning
Veltri is responsible for current and future product planning. Previously, he was product planning lead and head of truck/SUV product planning, where he ensured continuity across brands for all product requirements, engineering capabilities, business cases, and directed customer development. He also worked on the Dodge Dakota and Ram 1500.
#26. Mark M. Chernoby
Head of Vehicle Engineering
Appointed in January 2010, Chernoby is responsible for all vehicle line platform programs, along with vehicle development analysis and validation. He continues in the role of vehicle line executive for C/D segment vehicles. Previously, Chernoby was vice president, executive coordination, and vice president of alliance partnership engineering.
#27. Laura J. Soave
Head of Fiat Brand — North America
Since March 2010, Soave has had full profit and loss responsibility for Fiat products in North America. She will lead the reintroduction of the brand, beginning with the Fiat 500, and will work with the brand presidents and industrial leads to fully integrate Fiat products into marketing, sales, service, and dealer network organizations.