Chrysler CEO Cancels Chicago Speech
Though we’re not sure anybody will share that kind of optimistic information, we’re still interested in the official perspective of the industry's leaders at this moment. Unfortunately we won’t be able to hear anything from Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne, as he canceled his speech at the Chicago auto show.
Though there’s not much information about the reason for canceling his appearance, here is Chrysler’s official statement:
“Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne unfortunately will be unable to deliver his planned speech to the Economic Club of Chicago on February 11, due to an unexpected but necessary trip out of the country. In his stead, President and CEO Dodge Car Brand, and Senior Vice President, Product Design, Ralph Gilles will address the group. We deeply regret the inconvenience this has caused the Economic Club of Chicago, and Marchionne looks forward to addressing the group at a later date.”
It is a known fact that Sergio Marchionne is also the CEO of Fiat SpA, located in Italy. As the Italian company is having local issues with its unions as a result of deciding to permanently close down one of its factories, it might be possible that Marchionne had no choice in leaving the speech for some other time.