Motor Trend’s 2018 Power List

February 17th, 2018 by

Motor Trend recently named their 2018 Power List of 50 of the auto industry’s most influential people.  At Lebanon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, we’re proud to have four top Chrysler officials on this list of leaders, including Tim Kuniskis who has been named The Marketer of the year and jumped from #28 in 2017 to #6 for 2018. Other representatives of the brand include:

Mike Manley – FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES HEAD OF JEEP AND RAM BRANDS

Manley has an extraordinary year ahead of him as he’s set to launch both the new Wrangler and a Wrangler Pickup. However, that’s only the start for this potential CEO, for he’s also in charge of getting the new Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer and new-generation Ram 1500 pickup on the road.

Sergio Marchionne – CEO FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES, FERRARI

Set to retire in 2019 (2021 from Ferrari), Marchionne has focused on reducing debt and hitting target profits to further his legacy while also setting the company up to be an attractive partner for a merger.  Marchionne has also been the one primarily responsible for bringing the French sports vehicles, Alfas, to the U.S.

John Krafcik -CEO OF WAYMO

Making a leap from #46 in 2017 to #19 in 2018, John Krafcik is helping to bring autonomous technology to the Chrysler brand by giving Pacifica minivans self-driving capabilities. His experience with developing affordable radar, sensors and lidar will give the Pacifica and other cars a great advantage in this new frontier.

Tim Kuniskis – FCA NORTH AMERICA HEAD OF PASSENGER CAR BRANDS: DODGE, SRT, CHRYSLER, AND FIAT

Kuniskis made a name for himself when he led marketing on the 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which has the unique ability to do wheelies due to its incredible launching abilities. He single-handedly reenergized sales with his innovative marketing tactics which included partnering with Roadkill, a show made for hardcore gearheads. This also led to associating the Dodge brand with drag racing cool.

The Lebanon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership team is excited to be part of what brings these innovators to the forefront of our industry and we look forward to what 2018 has in store. To see why Chrysler made the list so many times, come in to the Lebanon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership and check out our selection of new and pre-owned vehicles today!

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