Masearti North America CEOThere's been a bit of a shakeup among the executive ranks at Chrysler and Maserati, as the Italian sports car manufacturer has appointed Peter Grady as its new North American CEO. Grady, who we imagine is about to get a very nice upgrade to his company car, will retain his role as vice president of dealer network development for Chrysler and Chrysler Capital, and is replacing Bob Graczyk at Maserati.

"It is with pleasure and anticipation that I welcome Peter to Maserati. He brings to our company nearly 30 years of leadership and experience. His background and industry expertise will be a great basis for the continued expansion of Maserati in North America," said Maserati CEO Harald Wester in a statement.

Also joining the team at Maserati is Saad Chehab, who previously worked for the Chrysler and Lancia brands and will be the new head of marketing for the Italian brand. He'll be replaced by Al Gardner, the former boss of Chrysler's southeast business center, as the head of Chrysler brand, according to Automotive News.

Take a look below for an official press release from Maserati regarding Grady's appointment.
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Maserati S.p.A. Announces Executive Appointment

Maserati S.p.A. is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Grady as President and CEO of Maserati North America Inc., effective today. Grady replaces Bob Graczyk, who is moving on to other responsibilities within the Fiat Chrysler Group in the APAC region.

11/11/2013 - Modena
Maserati S.p.A. is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Grady as President and CEO of Maserati North America Inc., effective today. Grady replaces Bob Graczyk, who is moving on to other responsibilities within the Fiat Chrysler Group in the APAC region.

Grady will retain his Chrysler Group Dealer Network responsibilities as Vice President Dealer Network Development, including responsibility for Chrysler Capital.

"It is with pleasure and anticipation that I welcome Peter to Maserati. He brings to our company nearly 30 years of leadership and experience. His background and industry expertise will be a great basis for the continued expansion of Maserati in North America," said Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati S.p.A.

Maserati, the premium Italian sports luxury auto brand, is engaged in the most intense product offensive in its history, with the launches in 2013 of the new Quattroporte and its first ever entry in the full size sedan segment with the Maserati Ghibli.