There'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.


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      Bill Burke
      • 1 Year Ago
      This appointment only furthers the Chrysler/Maserati linkage as the Chrysler 300 and the Maserati Ghibili begin a "me first, you second" arrangement of, cross continent development in practice, a co-development process where the engineering progress made on one side of the Atlantic is absorbed in the partners next model, then improved upon on the other side of the Atlantic for the other partners new model in a leap frog effect. This spreads development costs, allows changes and improvements to come more quickly and gives both brands an ownership stake in a absolute commitment to their foreign partners. The next generation Chrysler 300 as well as the Dodge Charger and Challenger will benefit from the new Ghibili with improvements that may use less exotic materials, but the same engineering science, to make a better product. Since the Lancia Thema is a Chrysler 300 re-badge, that will make three separate models and two brands from Fiat which are dependent on Chrysler assets for their survival. So far that process seems to be working for Maserati as their two new Chrysler based sedans are breaking sales records globally as Maserati goes head to head against the German and Japanese imports for global sales. I hope that Maserati will reciprocate with a sports car platform from it's upcoming roadster to be a Crossfire replacement for the Chrysler brand which needs more models and a halo car or two to enhance it's credentials as an affordable luxury brand. Share and share alike, I say.
      dss10
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope that when ever a dealer asks him for help he tells them "I have to speak with my manager." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gwc4UizUc
      Sanchez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Chrysler TC, by Maserati...