A lifelong automotive industry exec, Grady joined the American Motors Corporation back in 1984 after graduating from John Carroll University in his native Ohio. After AMC was bought out by Chrysler, Grady started rising through the ranks under the Pentastar as a sales manager. He was named vice president of network development and fleet operations in 2009 and was shortly thereafter put in charge of the Chrysler Group's dealer network. He continued to hold that position when he was named last year as the top man at Maserati North America.
Grady will continue to hold responsibility for Chrysler's dealer network until his retirement takes effect on March 31, 2015. His position as head of Maserati's American office, however, will pass to the Trident marque's global sales chief Christian Gobber, who will hand off responsibility for the Chinese region to Mirko Bordiga but maintain his global portfolio.
Monday, 8 December 2014 – Effective January 1st, 2015, Christian Gobber will be assigned responsibility for Maserati North America, replacing Pete Grady, who has announced his intent to retire effective March 31st, 2015.
Christian Gobber will maintain his responsibility for Maserati Global Sales.
Effective January 1st, 2015, Mirko Bordiga will join Maserati and will be assigned responsibility for Maserati China, replacing Christian Gobber.
Maserati further strengthens its sales and commercial structure in the two main markets for the Trident brand.
Maserati CEO Harald Wester thanks Pete Grady for his dedication and achievements at the helm of Maserati in North America, and wishes all the best to Christian Gobber and Mirko Bordiga in their new positions.
Chrysler Group's Grady to Retire
December 5, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group today announced that Peter Grady has stated his intention to retire, effective March 31, 2015. In the interim, Grady will retain his current responsibilities as Vice President Dealer Network Development and continue as a member of the Company's NAFTA Leadership Team. In a move announced earlier, Christian Gobber will assume responsibility for leading Maserati North America, effective January 1, 2015.
"I want to thank Pete for his many years of dedication to the Company and wish him and his family the very best," said Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Grady joined American Motors Corporation in 1984 and has had extensive experience in all aspects of sales, service and dealer network operations, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Peter M. Grady
Vice President - Dealer Network Development, Chrysler Group LLC
President and Chief Executive Officer - Maserati North America Inc.
Peter M. Grady was appointed Vice President – Dealer Network Development, Chrysler Group LLC, in June 2009. His responsibilities include ensuring that the Chrysler Group's dealer network operates at the highest possible level to ensure optimal sales volumes for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, FIAT and Mopar vehicles and products.
In this role, he is also responsible for managing network development, dealer capacity and standards, network financial analysis and reporting, corporate-owned dealerships and market representation.
Grady was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Maserati North America Inc., in November 2013.
Since joining the company in 1984, Grady has had extensive experience in all aspects of sales, service and dealer network operations, both in the U.S. and internationally.
His work and academic background includes:
2013 - current, President and CEO - Maserati North America Inc.
2009 - current, Vice President - Dealer Network Development, Chrysler Group LLC
2009, Vice President - Network Development and Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC
2009, Director - Dealer Operations, Chrysler LLC
2005, Director - Remarketing and Fleet Operations, Chrysler LLC, DaimlerChrysler
2004, Director - Mid-Atlantic Business Center
2002, Director - Great Lakes Business Center
2001, Zone Manager - New York
2000, Zone Manager - Phoenix
1997, President, Chrysler Taiwan, Ltd.
1994, Assistant Zone Manager - Memphis, Chrysler Corporation
1987, Staff positions of increasing responsibility - Chicago Zone
1984, District Sales Manager, American Motors Corporation
Grady holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University (1981) in University Heights, Ohio.
Grady was born in Toledo, Ohio.