Fiat Chrysler Group Announces Management Changes


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SYDNEY – April 26, 2013: Fiat Chrysler Asia Pacific (APAC) announces a new management team for Fiat Chrysler Group Australia.

Chrysler Group International LLC announced in January 2013 that Mr Clyde Campbell, the current CEO of Fiat Chrysler Group Australia, has been appointed as the General Distributor for Fiat Chrysler New Zealand in a joint venture operation together with Mr Neville Crichton, with effect from 1 May 2013.

Fiat Chrysler APAC has used the departure of Mr Campbell to review its Australian management structure and make a series of appointments to ensure the growth trajectory of the past few years is maintained.

Crucial to that is the appointment of Mr Campbell’s successor, Fiat Chrysler APAC is pleased to announce that, effective 1 May 2013, Ms Veronica Johns will assume the role of CEO for Fiat Chrysler Group Australia.

Ms Johns was the outstanding candidate in the search for a new CEO. She has enjoyed a long and successful career with the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands spanning some 14 years. Her knowledge of the Australian market and her achievements as Fiat Chrysler Group Australia’s Director of Sales made her the obvious choice to succeed Mr Campbell.

To support Ms Johns and continue the strong recent growth, Fiat Chrysler Group Australia has also announced the following changes to the management team, effective 1 May 2013:

Mr Matthew Wiesner has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Director of Sales. Matthew was formerly the Director of Skoda Australia and brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles within the automotive industry.

Mr Tim Stuckey joins the management team as Director of Aftersales. Tim was most recently General Manager, Marketing for Australian Pharmaceutical Industries and former Executive General Manager, Sales & Marketing at Nissan Motor Co. Australia.

The new executive appointments come at an exciting time for Fiat Chrysler Group Australia, as the company continues to enjoy record-breaking sales success, significant expansion to the product portfolio across all brands in the Group, and an ever expanding dealer network.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Campbell for his dedication, commitment and enthusiasm, which has propelled Fiat Chrysler Group Australia to record sales and profitability, as well as establishing a significant dealer expansion program across the country,” said Michael Manley, Chief Operating Officer Fiat Chrysler APAC and President & CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.

“We wish him all the best with his new venture and welcome Ms Johns and the new members of the management team to their respective roles. The company is in the safe hands of a highly experienced and strategic team, which will continue the great work already achieved in an extremely competitive market,” added Mr Manley.

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