Chrysler hires Toyota`s US executive

Posted on Friday, 7 September 2007 , 01:09:01 byEmil

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Chrysler hires Toyota`s US executive

Toyota`s top executive in the US, Jim Press, has been named vice chairman and co-president of Chrysler. Press who has worked 37 years for Toyota, is now the first non-Japanese executive in the Toyota`s board of directors. The position will be shared with Tom LaSorda.

Automotive News says LaSorda`s responsibility will be for manufacturing and suppliers, meanwhile Press will be responsible in the sales and marketing department. Both will be reporting to Bob Nardelli, Chrysler`s CEO.

Only last month Lexus marketing vice president – Deborah Wahl Meyer was hired by Chrysler as its chief marketing officer.