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Chrysler Group appoints new head of product development


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Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group has named John Nigro its new head of NAFTA Product Development. 

In this role, Nigro has responsibility for all systems and component engineering, vehicle line programs, advance vehicle development, architecture, innovation and product technical planning. He also oversees vehicle testing and validation. In addition, Nigro joins the NAFTA Leadership Team reporting to Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne.
Previously, Nigro was Vice President – Systems & Component Engineering, a position he held since April 2013. In that role, Nigro oversaw systems and component engineering for the Company’s entire vehicle line up.  Prior to that, he held a series of positions in engineering with increasing responsibility.  Nigro joined the Company in 1984.
Nigro replaces Mark Chernoby who was appointed Chief Operating Officer Product Development, overseeing the activities of the Engineering and Development organization across the four operating regions.
About Chrysler Group
Chrysler Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA), designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, and the SRT performance vehicle designation. The Company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C and Mopar products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, FCA builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.  FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total vehicle sales in 2013, is an international automotive group engaged in designing, engineering, manufacturing, distributing and selling vehicles and components and production systems.


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