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Chrysler LLC Announces Executive Retirement - (Global)
August 19th, 2008
Chrysler LLC today announced that Trevor M. Creed, Senior Vice President - Design has stated his intention to retire August 31, 2008. The company also announced two executive appointments.
"Trevor has led a distinguished automotive design career," said Chrysler LLC Chairman and CEO Robert L. Nardelli. "He played a key leadership role in the design of award-winning vehicles such as the new Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300C, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Dodge Viper, Dodge Ram and the Plymouth Prowler. We thank him for his contribution to the Company and wish him well in his retirement."
Creed joined the Company in 1985 as Director - Interior Design from Ford Motor Corp.
Continuing the Company's efforts to improve efficiency and enhance operations, the Chrysler Design Office will now report to Frank O. Klegon, Executive Vice President - Product Development.
Effective Sept. 1, 2008, Ralph V. Gilles will become Vice President - Design.
In this capacity, Gilles will be responsible for all activities of the Product Design Office, succeeding Creed. Gilles joined Chrysler in 1992. He most recently served as Vice President - Jeep® / Truck and Advance Interior Design.
Effective Immediately, Andreas A. Schell is appointed Vice President - Electrical / Electronics Engineering Core.
In this capacity, Schell will be responsible for all electrical and electronics engineering design, development, quality and "voice of the customer" activities. He succeeds William H. (Bill) Mattingly, who left the Company last month.
Schell joined Daimler-Benz in 1996 as a Research Engineer. He most recently served as Chrysler LLC Director - Recovery and Transformation Plan (RTP) and Strategy.