Hardly two months into his position as the head and lead engineer on Chrysler’s top secret Project D, Michael Donoughe has resigned and left the building. Last week, Donoughe resigned his position heading up Project D, which is in the process of developing a global mid-sized car platfrom for the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger replacement.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Donoughe left the position after having a clash with senior management. Chrysler denied the reports of any heat between senior management and Donoughe. Either way this sucks for Chrysler because the development of a global mid-sized car platform is a key part of Chrysler’s comeback efforts.
At 49, Donoughe was known as the company’s most talented engineers working on front and rear-wheel-drive programs. Donoughe will be replaced by Mark Chernoby as vice president and chief engineer for Chrysler’s future mid-sized product team.
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