Kuniskis Named To Lead Both Dodge & Ram Brands!

Stellantis Makes A Number Of Management Changes...

Stellantis has recently announced a series of executive changes aimed at realigning leadership responsibilities within its organization. The reshuffling of executives involves key positions at Ram Trucks, Mopar, DS Automobiles, and the overall corporate office. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares expressed confidence in the diverse talent and experience of the top executive team to navigate the evolving business environment successfully.

Dodge CEO, Tim Kuniskis discussing the final run of the 2023 Dodge Charger and Challenger. (Dodge).

Timothy Kuniskis, the current CEO of the Dodge brand, will now assume additional responsibilities as the CEO of Ram Trucks. With his extensive experience and understanding of the North American market, Kuniskis is expected to contribute to Ram’s growth plan, with a particular focus on global expansion. This strategic move aligns with the imminent launch of the company’s electric pickup, the Ram 1500 REV.

Mike Koval Jr.,Ram CEO, right, unveils the all-electric 2025 Ram 1500 REV at the 2023 New York International Auto Show. (Ram).

Meanwhile, Mike Koval Jr., the current Ram CEO, will transition to the role of Head of Mopar for North America, overseeing the company’s parts and accessories brand. Mike Koval’s appointment as Head of Mopar North America will involve reporting to Mark Stewart, the Chief Operating Officer for North America. Koval will be responsible for the strategic performance and profitability of the North America region.

Olivier François, the CEO of the Fiat 500 Electric City Car. (Fiat).

Olivier François, the CEO of the Fiat brand and Global Chief Marketing Officer, will expand his responsibilities to become the CEO of both Fiat and DS Automobiles brands. François’s expertise in brand development and strategic positioning will benefit both Fiat and DS Automobiles, two significant brands within the Stellantis portfolio.

Other executive changes at the automaker include Ned Curic, currently the Chief Technology Officer, will now also oversee research and development as the Chief Engineering and Technology Officer. Curic’s expanded role reflects Stellantis’ commitment to transforming into a sustainable mobility tech company. Additionally, Béatrice Foucher, the current CEO of DS Automobiles, will assume the role of Chief Planning Officer, focusing on providing optimal solutions in terms of products and technologies to meet customer expectations.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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