DETROIT UnitedAuto Group Inc. has appointed Daniel Chasins to the newly created position of executive vice president of marketing.
Chasins, former COO of Saab Cars USA Inc., this year resigned from the automaker rather than move to Sweden to head future-product planning for parent company Saab Automobile AB. Chasins will report to UnitedAuto Chairman Roger Penske and President Sam DiFeo.
UnitedAuto, which ranked No. 2 on Automotive News list of top 100 U.S. dealership groups in 2002, operates 137 U.S. franchises and 71 franchises outside the United States. The dealerships sell new and used vehicles, and aftermarket products and services. UnitedAuto headquarters is in Detroit.