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.

See all the Chrysler reviews and news

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.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.uk

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK