Chrysler snags Toyota’s golden child Jim Press
Press will share the title of president and vice chairman with former CEO Tom LaSorda, who was recently demoted to the position after Robert Nardelli took over the reigns of the now private company. He will be in charge of all sales, marketing, product strategy, parts and service around the world, while LaSorda will focus on manufacturing and operations, reports the Detroit Free Press.
This is the second Toyota exec bagged by Chrysler in the past month. Chrysler also managed to pick up Lexus marketing vice president Deborah Wahl Meyer as its new chief marketing officer.