Consistent with the direction of consolidating the Product Teams into three groups, the following appointments were announced:
Larry D. Lyons is appointed Vice President - Front-Wheel Drive Product Team and Core Team Leader. Lyons was formerly Vice President - Small Car Product Team and Small Vehicle Core Team Leader.
Craig R. Love who leads the Activity and Premium Vehicle Product Team will have the new title of Vice President - Rear-Wheel Drive Product Team and Core Team Leader. Love was formerly Vice President - Activity and Premium Vehicle Product Teams.
Michael F. Donoughe is appointed Vice President - Body-on-Frame Product Team and Core Team Leader. Donoughe was formerly Vice President - Family Vehicle Product Team and Family Vehicle Core Team Leader.
All three positions report to Eric R. Ridenour, Executive Vice President - Product Development.
In addition, a new team has been formed to provide greater focus on advanced development of core components and systems and standardized processes across all product teams.
Frank O. Klegon is appointed to a new position, Vice President - Product Development Process and Components. Klegon, the former Vice President - Truck Product Team, will also report to Ridenour.
Reporting to Klegon are component team leaders including William H. Mattingly, Vice President - Electrical/Electronics Engineering Core; Robert E. Lee, Vice President - Power Train Product Team; William A. Grabowski, who is appointed Director - Body-In-White Exterior Core Team Leader; Matthew C. Reynolds, who is appointed Director - Interior Core Team Leader and Duane A. Spytman who is appointed Director - Chassis Core Team Leader.
Areas involved in development processes -- testing, validation and a new position for the oversight of quality processes -- will also now report to Klegon, including Donald E. Goodwin, Vice President - Scientific Laboratories & Proving Grounds; Roger P. Lundberg, Director - Process (Chrysler Development System & Vehicle Engineering Operations) and Anthony T. Elias, who is appointed Director - Product Development Process Quality.
Also reporting to Klegon is Deborah L. Morrissett, Vice President - Regulatory Affairs.
The following positions continue to report to Ridenour: Mark M. Chernoby, Vice President - Advance Vehicle Engineering; Stephen J. Bartoli, Vice President - Strategy and Daniel C. Knott, Director - Street and Racing Technology.
(May 6, 2004)