DETROIT — Sergio Marchionne's management team at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was a jumble of executives from the two automakers he mashed together, many with crisscrossing responsibilities and multiple job titles.
Since succeeding Marchionne as CEO last summer, Mike Manley has largely untangled FCA's organizational chart, delegated critical duties and given its leadership council several calculated infusions of new blood, inviting fresh perspectives from veterans of rival automakers and even Amazon.
Former Infiniti chief Christian Meunier became the latest outsider to join Manley's crew last week, taking over as global president of Jeep at a time when the SUV brand is intent on growing its presence overseas. Meunier brings a seasoned global view of the industry from stints at Ford, Land Rover and Nissan.
He arrived five months after Mark Stewart, a veteran of Amazon and the maker of the Snapchat app, became COO of FCA's North America region, a job that Manley took shortly before Marchionne died last summer.
While Meunier and Stewart settle in, FCA has to fill another prominent opening after the retirement of Steve Beahm, the North American head of Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Mopar.
Manley has made plenty of in-house promotions, including bigger jobs for Tim Kuniskis and Reid Bigland in recent months, but he also has shown a desire to shake things up by placing outsiders in key roles. And his ability to woo successful executives from elsewhere is a testament to how far FCA has come in the decade since its bankruptcy filing.