Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) today named Mark Chernoby Head of Quality. Chernoby continues his current responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer Product Development. The appointment is effective immediately.

Chernoby replaces Doug Betts who "left the company to pursue other interests", the statement from FCA said.

Chrysler Group LLC also appointed Matthew Liddane as Head of Quality in North America. Liddane previously was Vice President - Systems and Components for Chrysler Group. The appointment is effective immediately.

Liddane also replaces Doug Betts in that role.

Some observers note that Chrysler has, in recent years, ranked poorly in industry surveys of vehicle quality and reliability.