Stellantis, the automaker formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group, has made key appointments in its global purchasing organization as it seeks to create synergies from the larger scale of the combined companies.
The purchasing organization includes 120 executives who report to global purchasing head Michelle Wen.
Purchasing is expected to generate 35 percent of the 5 billion euros annual synergies that Stellantis expects to achieve from the integration of FCA and PSA, which sold about 6 million vehicles last year.
PSA veteran Yann Martin is head of purchasing for Stellantis in Europe, which includes the largest part of the former PSA's operations and FCA’s former Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Martin has had a 25 year-long career with PSA, where he held multiple executive roles in manufacturing and quality. Before his latest appointment, he was PSA's head of vehicle and powertrain programs.
Among executives reporting to Martin in what Stellantis calls its Enlarged Europe region that includes Russia, former Soviet Union states are Davide Esposito, head of purchasing at Maserati; Tomasz Zwyrtek, who is responsible for supplier quality development; and Marco Vollrath, responsible for regional projects and value optimization.