Chrysler Names New Head of Product Development

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AUBURN HILLS — Chrysler Group LLC today named John Nigro Head of NAFTA product development, effective immediately. 

Nigro will be responsibe for all systems and component engineering, vehicle line programs, advance vehicle development, architecture, innovation, and product technical planning. He also oversees vehicle testing and validation. In addition, Nigro joins the NAFTA Leadership Team reporting to Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Previously, Nigro was vice president of systems and component engineering, a position he held since April 2013. In that role, Nigro oversaw systems and component engineering for the automaker’s entire vehicle line up. Prior to that, he held a series of positions in engineering with increasing responsibility. Nigro joined Chrysler in 1984.

Nigro replaces Mark Chernoby who was appointed chief operating officer of product development, overseeing the activities of the engineering and development organization across the four operating regions.

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