Chrysler Group LLC has appointed Brian Harlow Vice President - Head of NAFTA Manufacturing. In this position, Harlow is responsible for all assembly, stamping, and powertrain manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as well as implementation of the World Class Manufacturing system at all Chrysler Group manufacturing facilities.
The appointment is effective immediately.
Harlow was most recently Global Head of Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering and Vice President and Head of NAFTA Powertrain Operations. He was responsible for all Powertrain facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and included Fiat and Chrysler global responsibility for Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering.
He joined Chrysler Corporation in 1978 as a plant engineer at the Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.), and since has held a series of various manufacturing positions of increasing responsibility.
Harlow replaces Mauro Pino who was named Head of Manufacturing for the LATAM region.