Chrysler Group Announces Executive Leadership Changes


Alistair Gardner has been named president and CEO of the Chrysler brand and will replace Saad Chehab, who was named chief marketing officer of Maserati S.p.A. worldwide, the automaker announced Monday. Gardner previously served as director of Chrysler’s Southeast Business center.

In other management changes, Steve Beahm was named senior vice president of supply chain management, effective Jan. 1. He currently serves as vice president of U.S. sales operations. 

In addition to his current responsibilities as president and CEO of the Dodge brand, Tim Kuniskis assumes responsibility for the company’s fleet operations, effective immediately. He replaces Pete Grady, who was named president and CEO of Maserati North America Inc. Grady will retain his Chrysler Group Dealer Network responsibilities as vice president of the Dealer Network Development.

In related moves, Robert Graczyk, former president and CEO of Maserati North America, was appointed head of sales in Australia for all Fiat and Chrysler brands, effective immediately. Additionally, Jeffrey Kommor was appointed vice president of U.S. sales operations, effective Jan. 1. Kommor serves as director of the company’s Northeast Business Center. 

“All of these appointments represent important recognition of the positive contribution that each individual has brought to the organization,” said Sergio Marchionne, chairman and CEO of Chrysler. “We continue to value the talent within our walls, as we grow strong leaders and provide opportunities for top performers.”