Former Chrysler engineer Chernoby will be responsible for "overseeing all regulatory compliance programs."
DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker’s global chief technical compliance officer.
Chernoby, 55, will lead FCA’s new Technical Compliance Office and “assume responsibility for overseeing all regulatory compliance programs” globally, including safety, emissions and corporate average fuel economy compliance, the automaker said in a release.
“The speed of introduction of new standards in all of our operating regions has made the creation of this role a necessity,” FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said in the release. “While FCA strives to carry out its technical development with the greatest respect for and adherence to standards, the central coordination and oversight of internal checks and conformity activities under a senior executive is expected to substantially reduce the risk of non-compliance events and promote uniformity of approach in all of our operating regions.”
FCA said the Technical Compliance Office will “be responsible for evaluation and approval of all new product development initiatives and any changes in the technical standards, including emissions for products currently in production.”
Chernoby, an engineer who joined Chrysler in 1985, was appointed to FCA’s Group Executive Council in 2011. On the council, he held the roles of chief operating officer of product development and head of product portfolio management. He also has been the group’s head of quality.