Chrysler Group on March 21, 2002 announced the appointment of Michael F. Donoughe as vice president-Family Vehicle Product Team and Family Vehicle core team leader, effective April 1, 2002. Donoughe will report to Richard Schaum, executive vice president of Product Development and Quality.In this position, Donoughe, 43, will be responsible for directing all Family Vehicle product development activities for the Chrysler Group and will lead the Family Vehicle Core Team. He succeeds Gordon Rinschler, who is retiring from the company.Donoughe began his automotive career at Chrysler Group in 1983. He has since held various engineering positions, including executive engineer, program management--small car platform; and executive engineer, powertrain engineering--small car platform. Most recently, he served as director of passenger car development for the Mercedes-Benz GST program in Stuttgart, Germany.