Gilles New Head of Chrysler Design

August 18, 2008
Ralph Gilles, the stylist credited with the blingy Chrysler 300 sedan, is the company's new head of design.

Gilles replaces Trevor Creed, a 23-year veteran of Chrysler design, who's retiring effective August 31.

"Trevor has led a distinguished automotive design career," said Chrysler LLC Chairman and CEO Robert L. Nardelli. "He played a key leadership role in the design of award-winning vehicles such as the new Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300C, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Dodge Viper, Dodge Ram and the Plymouth Prowler. We thank him for his contribution to the
Company and wish him well in his retirement."

Gilles will report to Frank Klegon, who runs product development at the Auburn Hills-based automaker. With the title of Vice President-Design, Gilles will be responsible for running the design studios of the company for all brands, including Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep.

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