Scott Thiele was appointed Chief Purchasing Officer in May 2016. At the same time, he also was named a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA). The GEC is the highest management-level decision making body within the FCA organization and is led by the FCA Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Previously, Thiele was responsible for all vehicle and powertrain capital expenditures on a global basis, a role he assumed in July 2014. Prior to that, in 2012, he led the development of a global finance platform strategy to identify areas where the Company could improve its standardization efforts.
Thiele joined the Company in 2007 where he was the lead purchasing executive for raw materials and stamping. Since then, he has held a series of leadership positions in the Finance and Purchasing organizations.
Prior to joining the Company, Thiele was a global procurement leader at Whirlpool Corporation where he oversaw the development of global commodity strategies. In addition, he held a number of positions with increasing responsibility in purchasing and engineering.
His work and academic background also includes:
  • May 2016 - current, Chief Purchasing Officer
  • May 2016 - current, Chief Purchasing Officer, GEC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA)
  • 2014, Vice President – Global Product Finance, FCA US LLC
  • 2013, Director – Product, Vehicle and Powertrain Platform, CAPEX and Engineering Finance
  • 2013, Director – Product Planning, Vehicle and Powertrain Platform Finance
  • 2012, Director – Product Cost & Standardization
  • 2009, Director – Head of Metallic Commodity Purchasing
  • 2007, Director – Raw Materials & Stampings Procurement, Chrysler LLC
  • 2005, General Manager – Global Raw Materials, Whirlpool USA
  • 2004, Director – Global Technology
  • 2001, Director – Commodity Management
  • 2000, Manager – Supply Base Management
  • 1999, Global Commodity Analyst – Steel and Metals
  • 1997, Senior Buyer – Steel, Finishes, Stampings

Thiele holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame (1991). He also holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan (1993) and a Master of Business Management degree from Ashland University (1996).
He was born in Ann Arbor, Mich.