Stellantis U.S. Sales VP Jason Stoicevich Departs Company

Leaves Company Just Under Four Months Of Being In The Position...

Stellantis North America has announced the appointment of Matt Thompson as the new Senior Vice President of U.S. Retail Sales, effective immediately. Thompson steps into the role following the departure of Jason Stoicevich, who has chosen to leave the company for personal reasons.

Stoicevich, took the Senior Vice President of U.S. Retail Sales role back in February. Before that he was the Chairman and CEO of Stellantis Canada.

Stoicevich shared his decision on his personal LinkedIn page, stating, “Saying goodbye to an organization after 20+ total years isn’t easy. On the flip side, prioritizing my family is the most important thing in the world to me. We will be relocating our family back to San Clemente, CA, where both of our kids were born, and a place we call ‘home.’ I will dearly miss all of my colleagues and friends at Stellantis, and wish you all nothing but the best. I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people and talented individuals. I will continue to cheer all of you on from the sidelines!”

Stoicevich, marks the latest member of management to leave the company.

Stellantis U.S. Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (MoparInsiders).

In his new role, Thompson will oversee U.S. sales planning and incentives, retail sales promotions, dealer relations, and field operations, supporting the various brands under Stellantis. A 25-year veteran of the company, Thompson has extensive experience working with the dealer network in numerous roles across the U.S., including positions in the Northeast and Midwest Business Centers. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales Planning and Programs.

Carlos Zarlenga, Chief Operating Officer of Stellantis North America, praised Thompson’s appointment, saying, “Matt has a deep background supporting our sales organization and most recently has been focused on the most critical aspects of our commercial business. Matt’s experiences are invaluable at this time of transition for the industry and our company. With our stable of iconic brands, we will continue to bring consumers exciting, must-have products to compete in today’s hyper-competitive market.”

Stellantis has been struggling the most out of Detroit’s Big-3 automakers with vehicles spending about 100 days on dealer lots, compared to the industry average of 50 days. The company also faces challenges with its average transaction prices, with most vehicles priced well above $30,000. Unfortunately, Stellantis only has one vehicle in its American portfolio that sits below the $30,000 with the 2024 Jeep® Compass Sport 4×4 with a starting MSRP of $27,495 (including destination).

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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