AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- U.S. Department of Defense agency recognizes Company's longstanding support of employees on active military duty and their families
- Company currently has 24 employees on active military leave
- On Veteran's Day, the UAW/Chrysler Local 412 Veterans Committee will hold a commemorative ceremony honoring military medical personnel with guest speaker Major General Richard Stone, U.S. Army Acting Deputy Surgeon General.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve of Southeast Michigan recently presented its employer leadership award to Chrysler Group LLC for the Company's longstanding support for employees on active military duty and their families.
Deborah Schroeder, Michigan Committee for Employer Support Southeast Region Chair/ Ombudsman Director, presented the award to Nancy Rae, Senior Vice President – Human Resources, Chrysler Group, and Bill Cousins, Head of Corporate Security, in an informal ceremony at the Chrysler Group headquarters.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency that develops and promotes the efforts of all American employers to value and support the military service of their employees.
Chrysler Group was nominated for the award by Steve Zaner of the Company's Corporate Security Group. Zaner is a U.S. Air Force officer who was called to active duty from January through July 2010.
"My family appreciated all the little things Chrysler Group did for us during my active duty," Zaner said. "I really wanted to say thank you to the Company and to my supervisors and department leaders for being so sensitive to the needs of employees in the military and their families."
"The Chrysler Group Management Team is so proud of what these employees do for our country," Rae said. "We understand how important it is to help maintain continuity providing benefits for our employee and their families when they go on active duty."
Chrysler Group currently has 24 employees on active military leave. Among Chrysler Group's U.S. employees, about 195 people are currently active or inactive Reservists and nearly 4,000 employees are military veterans.
This Veteran's Day, the UAW/Chrysler Local 412 Veterans Committee will hold a commemorative ceremony at Chrysler Group Headquarters honoring military medical personnel. Guest speaker at the ceremony will be Major General Richard Stone, U.S. Army Acting Deputy Surgeon General.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Fiat and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram 1500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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