July 22, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA announced today that John Kett, General Manager of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles APAC region, is leaving the organization to pursue other interests. On an interim basis, Mike Manley, Chief Operating Officer, APAC Region and President and CEO Jeep Brand, will assume Kett's responsibilities with the assistance of his other executives in the region, to support the China growth strategy.
“China is an important area of growth for our brand and our business and has grown into the number one Jeep market outside of the United States. We appreciate the contributions made by John in that regard and we will continue to deepen our relationship with our joint venture partner, GAC, to support that strategy,” said Manley.
The changes are effective immediately.