Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne cancels Chicago Auto Show speech

Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat SpA CEO Sergio Marchionne has canceled his speech for the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, which kicks off later this week. Marchionne was scheduled to address the Economic Club of Chicago Thursday on the closing of media days of the auto Show.

“Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne unfortunately will be unable to deliver his planned speech to the Economic Club of Chicago on February 11, due to an unexpected but necessary trip out of the country,” Chrysler said in a statement.

Replacing Marchionne will be President and CEO Dodge Car Brand, and Senior Vice President, Product Design, Ralph Gilles to address the group.

– By: Omar Rana