Chrysler Confirms New Executive Departures
Responsibilities of the two leaving employees will fell on shoulders of several other executives, Autonews reported, with Steven Landry, Mike Manley and John Cataldo among the ones to become in charge of the aforementioned roles within the company.
Steven Landry, who currently works as executive vice president of North American sales, marketing and Mopar parts and service, will get in charge of brand marketing, media and events, advertising, interactive and customer relationship management.
The two leaving executives were appointed in August 2007 once Cerberus Capital Management LP, Chrysler's majority owner, purchased the company. While Deborah Meyer worked for Toyota Motor Corporation and was responsible for the Lexus marketing department and the Lincoln Mercury marketing communications, Phil Murtaugh was in charge of General Motors' efforts in China.
Today's announcement is actually part of Chrysler plan to reorganize its global operations after approximately 5,000 white collars opted for buyout on November, Autonews explained, leaving several jobs open to new employees. However, this move can also be regarded as a strategy prepared by the company to revamp sales, as some analysts claimed that changing the executive board could prove to be a life-saving strategy for Chrysler.