Tom LaSorda, Vice Chairman and President, Chrysler (pictured) has left the company following its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
When the Chapter 11 protection measures were announced last Thursday LaSorda said he planned to retire, but a date wasn't set. The next day Chrysler announced that his retirement would be immediate.
La Sorda was one of Chrysler’s top executives, most recently responsible for Manufacturing, Procurement and Supply, Employee Relations, Global Business Development and Alliances.
"As the head of our global business development, Tom LaSorda arranged the first meeting with Fiat and played a pivotal role in developing the alliance," said Bob Nardelli, Chrysler Chairman and CEO. "His leadership has been instrumental in steering Chrysler through many challenges and has helped our company lay the foundation for a great future. Tom is the fourth generation of LaSordas to work for Chrysler, so he truly has the company in his blood. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavours."
The company has not named a successor.
At the beginning of May there were a number of changes within GM’s Warehousing and Distribution Asia Pacific operations.
Robert Frear, currently Regional Manager, GM Asia Pacific Supply Chain, has returned to SPO World Headquarters as Manager, Supply Chain and Logistics. In his new role, Mr Frear will report to Mark Ray, Director, Global Supply Chain and Logistics.
Meanwhile, Renato Costa, currently Director, Warehousing and Distribution GM Asia Pacific, will be reassigned as Director, GMAP Supply Chain and Logistics. Mr Renato will also report to Mark Ray as well as John Stadwick, Executive Director, Aftersales GMAP.
In addition, Gary Tilson, currently Manager SGM Lean Warehousing Operations, will be reassigned as Director, Warehousing and Distribution GMAP. In his role, Mr Tilson will report to Charlie Hyndman and John Stadwick.