Chrysler appoints new supply chief

By From detnews| May 22 2007
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Peter Rosenfeld, Chrysler Group's head of procurement and supply, will leave the Auburn Hills automaker after 25 years, the company said today.

Rosenfeld, 49, will be replaced by Simon Boag, who returns to Chrysler after spending 15 months in charge of Mercedes Car Group's production planning. Before the Stuttgart, Germany assignment, Boag was vice president of assembly and stamping operation at Chrysler.

"Simon knows how to put cars and trucks together and knows how to run a business," said Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda in a statement. "His skills are a perfect fit to lead our procurement and supply activities on a global basis."

Boag joined Chrysler in 2005. He previously handled various job assignments at General Motors where he worked under LaSorda in the late 1980s at Cami Automotive, a joint venture between GM and Suzuki Motor Corp. in Ontario.

Rosenfeld will help Boag transition into the new role over the next month. Rosenfeld was appointed executive vice president of procurement and supply in 2003. He joined Chrysler Corp. in 1982 as an advanced vehicle financial analyst.

"Peter led with distinction the global expansion of our procurement and supply strategy," LaSorda said. "We thank him for his commitment and leadership over the past two and a half decades."

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