DETROIT -- Sergio Marchionne, the Fiat CEO who heads the reborn Chrysler Group LLC, appointed a new management team that retains former President Jim Press and created a brand organization that mimics Fiats.
Press, who joined Chrysler from Toyota Motor Corp. in 2007, will be Marchionnes deputy CEO and a special adviser, the automaker said in a statement as it emerged from six weeks of bankruptcy in an alliance with Fiat S.p.A.
Fiat's chief financial officer, Richard Palmer, will become CFO of the new company.
Steven Landry, executive vice president of North America sales, service and parts, will retire. Also departing is Frank Klegon, executive vice president of product development. He will be replaced by Scott Kunselman, who will be senior vice president of product engineering.
In a departure from Chryslers recent history, Marchionne named executives to head each of Chryslers three vehicle brands -- Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep -- as well as the Mopar parts unit.