Chrysler Group LLC announced today that the head of Fiat Brand for North America, Laura Soave, is leaving the company. Soave will be replaced by Timothy Kuniskis who recently served as Director for both the Chrysler Brand and Fiat Brand Product Marketing.
The move is effective immediately.
Rumor has it that Soave was let go over an improper work relationship – and we’re guessing sluggish sales of the Fiat 500 didn’t help much.
“Tim brings broad expertise and leadership in dealer operations and marketing where he has been already working with the team to shape the direction of the Fiat Brand,” said Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC. “As North American Head of Fiat, much of his immediate focus will be working with the dealer body where his fresh perspective from the operational side, as well as that on the commercial side, will begin the Fiat Brand’s next chapter.”
“Laura Soave has left the Company and will pursue other interests,” Chrysler said in a statement.
– By: Omar Rana