DETROIT -- Simon Boag, Chrysler group vice president of assembly and stamping operations, will join Mercedes Car group on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Boag, 40, will become vice president of production planning, says Florian Martens,Mercedes Car group spokesman.
A career executive at General Motors, Boag joined Chrysler in April 2005. At Chrysler, he managed 15 North American assembly and stamping plants. When he left GM, Boag was president and managing director of General Motors Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
In his new job, Boag will ready plants for vehicle production.
Boag is not being replaced at Chrysler. That area of Chrysler's manufacturing operations will be streamlined, says Dave Elshoff, a Chrysler group spokesman.
Warren Miller, 54, is being promoted to vice president of stamping and advance stamping manufacturing engineering. He is responsible for all stamping operations.
Formerly, he was director of stamping and advance stamping manufacturing. Miller joined the company in 2002 from American Honda Motor Co.
Miller and two vice presidents who formerly reported to Boag will now report to Frank Ewasyshyn, executive vice president of manufacturing.
The additional reports are: Frederick Goedtel Jr., vice president of small/premium/family vehicle assembly manufacturing; and Bryon Green, vice president of truck and activity vehicle assembly manufacturing.
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