Fiat Chrysler Automobiles named Simon Sproule as its global chief communications officer, effective Feb. 3.
In addition, Sproule will be head of FCA's North America communications.
Sproule, 51, was vice president and chief marketing officer for Aston Martin, where he led an integrated marketing and corporate communications function, a press release said January 7.
Before his position at Aston Martin, Sproule held roles in communications at Tesla, Nissan and Ford.
"Simon brings a wealth of automotive experience, including a deep understanding of both mass market and luxury brands," FCA CEO Mike Manley said a press release said Tuesday.
"He is joining FCA at an unprecedented time as we embark on an electrified, connected and autonomous future for our brands and, at the same time, create a new entity as we work toward a merger with PSA," Manley said.
Sproule replaces Niel Golightly, 61, who held the position at FCA starting in December 2018 and is now chief communications officer for Boeing.
EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous story misstated Sproule's roles at FCA.