Tim Kuniskis, who shepherded Dodge amid the roll out of the high-powered Hellcat Chargers and Challengers, is again leading passenger car brands in North America for FCA US. Jim Morrison, who led the Ram brand in North America, slides over to head Jeep, where he'll be responsible for sales, marketing and strategic operations.
The federal probe has led to charges of tax fraud and other crimes against former FCA US employees and people associated with the UAW. "We continue to cooperate with this investigation and are in discussions with the DOJ about a potential resolution of its investigation," FCA said in a government filing.
Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales for Fiat Chrysler and the Ram brand, claims the company has retaliated against him for cooperating with a federal investigation into the company's sales reporting practices, and slashed his pay by approximately 90 percent.
Jeep is a titan in the U.S., but there's plenty of room for growth in other markets. Its new boss, Christian Meunier, will bring his vast global experience from Ford, Land Rover, Nissan and Infiniti at a time when the SUV brand is expanding its footprint overseas.