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SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group LLC today named John Nigro Head of NAFTA Product Development, effective immediately. 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 LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., 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, the alliance 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. Chrysler Group became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat on Jan. 21, 2014.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger and Viper SRT, Ram 1500 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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