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Chrysler Group Establishes New Vehicle Safety Office, Announces Leadership Changes


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AUBURN HILLS, MI -- Aug. 12, 2014: Chrysler Group LLC today announced the establishment of a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, led by Senior Vice President Scott Kunselman.

Previously, the Company's global engineering group was responsible for vehicle safety and regulatory compliance. Effective immediately, this function will be served by a stand-alone organization, with Kunselman reporting directly to CEO Sergio Marchionne.

This action will help intensify the Company's continuing commitment to vehicle safety and regulatory compliance.

Kunselman remains part of the Company's NAFTA leadership team, focusing solely on vehicle safety and regulatory compliance. He had been in charge of NAFTA Purchasing and Supplier Quality. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President-Engineering, a position that included oversight of regulatory compliance.

Tom Finelli, Director-Global Standardization, will assume responsibility for NAFTA Purchasing and Supplier Quality and join the Company's NAFTA leadership team effective immediately.

These actions also benefit the engineering organization, which now is concentrated on meeting key product-development initiatives.