-- Chrysler Group LLC on Monday announced a shakeup of top management, as two brand CEOs left and the Dodge brand was split into car and truck operations. The following are key executives involved in the changes.
FRED DIAZ JR.: Diaz, 43, has been tapped to run Chrysler Group LLC's newly created Dodge Ram brand, under which the company's trucks will be sold. He will also be Chrysler's lead U.S. sales executive. Previously, he served as director of the company's Denver operations. Diaz joined Chrysler in 1989.
RALPH GILLES: Gilles, 39, was named head of the new Dodge car brand, in charge of vehicles like the Dodge Avenger sedan and Caliber hatchback, along with minivans. He will continue as Chrysler's vice president of design. Gilles joined Chrysler in 1992.
OLIVIER FRANCOIS: Francois, 48, was named head of Chrysler brand. He served previously as an executive at Fiat Group SpA - Chrysler's new owner - where he led the company's Lancia brand, a position he will keep. He will also be the company's head worldwide marketing executive. Francois joined Fiat in 2005.