With Day One of DaimlerChrysler AG expected next week, a clearer picture of the new company's management structure is emerging.
The DaimlerChrysler management board last week made some minor revisions to the structure of the 18-member panel and determined who will report to whom.
The German members of the board will report directly to co-chairmen Juergen Schrempp and Robert Eaton, while most of the American members will report to Tom Stallkamp, a board member himself and president of DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Chrysler Corp. as it exists today will become DaimlerChrysler Corp., the US arm of the new company.
All nine German board members will report directly to the co-chairmen. Stallkamp and Gary Valade, Chrysler's finance chief who will head DaimlerChrysler global purchasing, are the only American board members who will report directly to the co-chairmen. Thomas Sidlik, head of Chrysler purchasing, will report to Valade.
The other four Americans on the board - Thomas Gale, Theodor Cunningham, Dennis Pawley, and James Holden - will report to Stallkamp.
The reporting paths and several other key changes were released internally to employees last week at Chrysler's Auburn Hills, Michigan. headquarters.
The key changes include:
Kathleen Oswald, Chrysler director of human resources, will share oversight of human resources with board of management member Heiner Tropitzsch.
Their duties will include DaimlerChrysler University, a training ground for future executives.
Oswald, however, will not be a member of the DaimlerChrysler board of management.
James Donlon III, Chrysler vice president and controller, will move to Stuttgart as DaimlerChrysler controller and accounting chief. He is the only Chrysler executive in this round of changes who will move to Germany.
Susan Unger, Chrysler director of information services, will become DaimlerChrysler chief information officer.
Sidlik, in addition to Chrysler purchasing, will be responsible for Jeep operations. He gives up Chrysler small-car operations.
Gale gets both Chrysler small-and large-car operations, in addition to his role as overseer of Chrysler product strategy and design.