DETROIT -- Gary Dilts, one of the Chrysler group's top sales executives is retiring July 1.
Also, Raymond Fisher, head of sales, service and parts operations, is also retiring on July 1.
Steven Landry, who has been heading the automaker's Canadian operations, will become vice president of sales and field operations, the Chrysler group said Tuesday. Landry, 47, will work with the automaker's dealers.
This is the third job change for Landry within the past year. Last Sept. 1, he was put in charge of marketing for the Dodge brand. Then in November, Landry was named CEO of DaimlerChrysler Canada.
Michael Manley will become vice president of sales strategy and dealer operations. He will work on sales strategy and dealer development, a Chrysler group spokesman said. Manley, 42, has been in charge of dealer operations.
Landry and Manley will report to Joe Eberhardt, executive vice president of global sales, marketing and service for the Chrysler group. Landry will keep his title as chairman of DaimlerChrysler Canada. A replacement for his vacated CEO slot will be named soon, the automaker said.
Also, the Chrysler group on Tuesday named Roger Monforton vice president of product strategy, reporting to COO Eric Ridenour. Monforton, 51, will be in charge of product strategy planning, the automaker said. He joined the automaker in 1986.
Dilts, 56, has been the Chrysler group's point man as the automaker has worked to reduce high inventories of vehicles, particularly light trucks. He joined the automaker in 1977 and has been in charge of the sales group since February 2001.
Fischer, 53, joined Chrysler in 1974 in the New York zone office.
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