August 29, 2007
Chrysler announced several changes Tuesday among the executive ranks of its manufacturing operations.
"These appointments will allow us to further focus on the development of our executive manufacturing team and support our goals for the New Chrysler," Frank Ewasyshyn, Chrysler executive vice president of manufacturing, said in a statement.Changes, effective Sept. 1, include:
• Cynthia Sidoti, who is the Toledo Supplier Park Complex plant manager, will replace Robert Bowers as plant manager at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. Bowers, who oversaw the launch of the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger, is retiring.
• Robert Seabolt, director of the recovery and transformation plan and material cost management, will take over as plant manager of the Toledo Supplier Park Complex, which produces the Jeep Wrangler.
• Sandra Bouckley, plant manager of pilot operations at the Sterling Heights Vehicle Test Center and Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, will become director of the front-wheel-drive product team in Chrysler's advance manufacturing engineering.
• Melissa Holobach, director of business strategy, will replace Bouckley as plant manager of pilot operations at the Sterling Heights Vehicle Test Center and Conner Avenue Assembly Plant.
• Frank Faga, director of compact car manufacturing, will become director of the rear-wheel-drive product team in advance manufacturing engineering. He replaces Rodney Peters, who plans to retire.