Anticipating the 2024 launch of Ram’s first all-electric pickup, guardian firm Stellantis is selling present Dodge model CEO Tim Kuniskis, who will add the position as head of the Ram model to his obligations.
The announcement is a part of a musical-chairs swap, during which Kuniskis will change present Ram CEO Mike Kovalas as of July 1. Koval will grow to be the brand new head of Mopar North America, the long-standing components division for Chrysler, Ram, Dodge, and Jeep.
Kuniskis, a 30-year veteran with what’s now Stelllantis, has labored with a number of manufacturers inside the firm by the years. He’s recognized for his enthusiasm for many issues gasoline powered, so Stellantis followers will doubtless take note of how he handles the discharge of the Ram 1500 REV, the electrical do-it-all truck that was previewed in April on the worldwide auto present in New York.
“Kuniskis’ wealthy understanding of the North American market will contribute to Ram’s continued development plan with a particular deal with world growth,” his firm stated in a press release.
Additionally making strikes close to the highest of the company ladder is Fiat Model CEO and World Chief Advertising and marketing Officer Olivier Francois, who will add French premium model DS Vehicles to his portfolio. Francois, who ran heads-up — and typically controversial — advertising and marketing campaigns for Chrysler, “has intensive expertise in model improvement and strategic positioning that can profit each Fiat and DS Vehicles,” stated the corporate
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares stated the modifications, amongst others introduced this week, “reveal that the variety of expertise and expertise inside Stellantis’ High Government Crew make it attainable to adapt our management workforce to handle the difficult enterprise atmosphere whereas persevering with the success story that this workforce has constructed over the previous two and a half years with the centered execution of the Dare Ahead 2030 strategic plan.” The Dare Ahead plan is the corporate’s marketing strategy, which lays out its objectives for electrification and different main modifications.