US: Chrysler names new product planners
Chrysler Group has made new appointments in its product planning organisation headed by Michael Manley, president and CEO of Jeep.
Joseph Veltri has been named product planning lead to ensure continuity across brands for product requirements and engineering capabilities while remaining in charge of truck/SUV product planning.
Kevin Metz is now head of Wrangler product planning and Matthew Nyquist has been appointed head of E SUV segment product planning.
Joanne Sevrain will head A and B segment product planning (Chrysler's smallest current car is the Dodge Caliber, about a Europe C segment size).
Richard Kukucka takes charge of C, D, and E segment product planning along with minivans and multi-use vehicles.
JoAnn Heck remains head of consumer insight and product research responsibe for all customer-facing research.
Timothy Suchyta was appointed head of long range product mix, volume, pricing, demand and portfolio planning looking at long-range volumes, price positioning, and product and portfolio mix.