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HR leader is now communications chief

by David Zatz on

FCA has created a new communications leadership position for Michael Keegan. He will be responsible for “corporate and product communications” globally and in North America, and investor relations.

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For 25 years, Mr. Keegan has worked his way up through finance, sales, supply chain management, and human resources, positioning him as a possible candidate for chief operating or chief executive officer, following the retirement of Sergio Marchionne next year.  His most recent stint was being head of North American human resources; he will continue his secondary role as Coordinator of the Group Executive Council (GEC), reporting directly to CEO Sergio Marchionne.

His role in Human Resources is being taken up by Barbara Pilarski, who started with Chrysler 32 years ago, and is also the vice president of business development.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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