NORCROSS, Ga. -- Dan Chasins, former COO of Saab Cars USA, has resigned rather than move to Sweden to head future-product planning for parent company Saab Automobile AB.
Former Oldsmobile General Manager Debra Kelly-Ennis succeeded Chasins in September as COO of Saab Cars USA. Chasins was appointed executive vice president for future products. But personal reasons prevented him from relocating to Saab headquarters in Trollhattan, Sweden, a company statement said.
Chasins joined Saab in 1992 as director of marketing for Saab Cars USA. He served in Sweden for four years as vehicle line executive for the Saab 9-5. Chasins returned to the U.S. as COO of Saab Cars USA in 1999.