06.02.2018 TIM KUNISKIS REPLACES REID BIGLAND AS GLOBAL HEAD OF ALFA ROMEO AND MASERATI

TIM KUNISKIS - ALFA ROMEO AND MASERATI CEO 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that Tim Kuniskis is to head the Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands globally, replacing Reid Bigland. Kuniskis, a 26-year veteran of FCA, most recently served as Head of Passenger Car Brands in North America, which includes Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and SRT. Prior to that role, he held a series of positions in the U.S. sales business centers, as well as in the Dodge and Fiat brands.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that Tim Kuniskis is to head the Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands globally, replacing Reid Bigland. Kuniskis, a 26-year veteran of FCA, most recently served as Head of Passenger Car Brands in North America, which includes Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and SRT. Prior to that role, he held a series of positions in the U.S. sales business centers, as well as in the Dodge and Fiat brands.

Steve Beahm has beennamed Head of Passenger Car Brands in North America, replacing Kuniskis. Most recently, Beahm served as Head of Maserati North America, and previously lead the Supply Chain Management group in North America. He also held a series of positions in the U.S. sales organization.

Reid Bigland, who was formerly Head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands globally, will continue serving as Head of U.S. Sales, as well as President and CEO of FCA Canada.

“With the launch of the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio and the Maserati Levante complete, we must now intensify our focus on the commercial elements that will drive global growth for these brands,” said Sergio Marchionne, CEO, in a written statement that accompanied the announcement today.

“As Reid has established the commercial foundation for Alfa and Maserati, today’s announcement allows Tim to dedicate his efforts solely on the next chapter of these storied brands," Marchionne continued. In North America, with the execution of our industrial plan now well underway, shifting from cars to SUVs and trucks, Reid’s complete attention will be placed on accelerating sales growth in the U.S. and Canada.

“This is an important year for FCA as we work to achieve the commitments made in our five-year business plan, and equally important, to establish the momentum for continued growth going forward,” added Marchionne.

Bigland and Kuniskis continue to serve on the Group Executive Council (GEC), which is the highest management body in FCA and is chaired by Marchionne.

Kuniskis' career:

2018 - current; Head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati Brands
2018 - current; Head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati Brands, GEC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA)
2015, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America
2015, Head of Passenger Car Brands, GEC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA)
2014, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and SRT Brand, FCA – North America
2013, Head of Fleet Operations, FCA US LLC
2013, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, FCA – North America
2011, Head of FIAT Brand, FCA – North America
2011, Director – FIAT Brand Product Marketing and Communications, FCA US LLC
2009, Director – Chrysler Brand Marketing
2009, Senior Manager – Chrysler Product Marketing, Chrysler LLC
2007, Senior Manager – Operations Manager, Western Business Center, Chrysler LLC, DaimlerChrysler
2005, Senior Manager – Operations Manager, Midwest Business Center
2004, Senior Manager – Retail Sales Promotions, Midwest Business Center
2003, Senior Manager – Dealer Operations Manager
2002, Manager – National Dealer Relations
2001, Manager – Dealer Operations, Southeast Business Center
1999, Manager – Sales Operations, Orlando Zone
1998, Manager – Dealer Development, Orlando Zone
1997, Manager – Distribution/Warranty, Orlando Zone, Chrysler Corporation
1997, Manager – Distribution, Orlando Zone
1995, Sales Team Leader, Orlando Zone
1994, Sales District Manager, Orlando Zone
1993, Service and Parts District Manager, Orlando Zone
1992, Trainee, Syracuse Zone 

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