Ray Fisher Retires from DaimlerChrysler
DETROIT -- In late-breaking news, Raymond Fisher, head of DaimlerChrysler sales, service and parts operations, is set to retire July 1. Fisher, 53, joined Chrysler in 1974 in the New York zone office.In other executive personnel news, Gary Dilts, one of the Chrysler group's top sales executives will also retire July 1. Steven Landry, who has been heading the automaker's Canadian operations, will become vice president of sales and field operations, the Chrysler group said Tuesday. Landry, 47, will work with the automaker's dealers. Also, the Chrysler group named Roger Monforton vice president of product strategy, reporting to COO Eric Ridenour. Monforton, 51, will be in charge of product strategy planning, the automaker said. He joined DCX in 1986.Michael Manley will become vice president of sales strategy and dealer operations. He will work on sales strategy and dealer development, a Chrysler group spokesman said. Manley, 42, has been in charge of dealer operationsLandry and Manley will report to Joe Eberhardt, executive vice president of global sales, marketing and service for the Chrysler group. Landry will keep his title as chairman of DaimlerChrysler Canada. A replacement for his vacated CEO slot will be named soon, the automaker said.