Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep will have individual heads of design
2 June 2009

New Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne has reorganised teh design teams at the relaunched company.

As with Fiat, where each brand has an individual design chief, Marchionne has appointed a head of design for each of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.

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The new design heads are Brandon Faurote at Chrysler, Joseph Dehner at Dodge, and Mark Allen for Jeep.

The trio will report to senior vice president of product design, Ralph Gilles.

Faurote, is the the youngest of the three at 37, and was previously vice president of advance design for international models. The Dodge Neon, Chrysler PT Cruiser and the 1999 Jeep Cherokee are all part of his portfolio.

Dehner, 44, has previously worked as vice president of production for cars, minivans, trucks and Jeep design. The Crossfire and Sebring are among his designs.

Allen, 46, formerly chief of Jeep/Dodge truck design, has previously worked on the 2006 Jeep Wrangler and the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500.

Marchionne is looking to develop Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep as individual businesses, as he has done with Fiat, Alfa and Lancia.

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