DETROIT -- Chrysler LLC today announced that its head of marketing, Deborah Meyer, and its Asia chief, Phil Murtaugh, are leaving the company.
Meyer's departure is immediate, and Murtaugh will leave at the end of the month, the company said.
Their departures mark the second time in a week Chrysler has announced the departure of key executives. John Campi, global purchasing chief, and Simon Boag, service and parts chief, left Monday, Dec. 15.
Chrysler lured both Meyer, 45, and Murtaugh, 53, in the heady days after private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP acquired the automaker in August 2007. Murtaugh, who once directed General Motors' expansion in China, came to Chrysler in September 2007. Meyer, formerly of Toyota Motor Corp., joined Chrysler in August 2007. She was in charge of Lexus marketing before she came to Chrysler and had previously managed marketing communications for Lincoln Mercury.
The responsibilities of Meyer and Murtaugh were picked up by several other executives.
Steven Landry, executive vice president of North American sales, marketing and Mopar parts and service, will take over brand marketing, media and events, advertising, interactive and customer relationship management.
Mike Manley, executive vice president of international sales, will assume responsibility for global product planning and corporate research.
John Cataldo, vice president of business development, will take over Chrysler's efforts to pursue alliances in Asia. That function will be moved from China to Detroit.
The departures come as Chrysler is reorganizing its operations after 5,000 white-collar employees took buyout and early-retirement packages Nov. 26.