AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- DaimlerChrysler Corporation
today announced the appointment of Trevor M. Creed Senior Vice President -
Design, effective July 1, 2000. Creed replaces John E. Herlitz, who has
announced his intent to retire in early 2001. In the interim, Herlitz will
take on a special assignment in the company's Design department.
"We are very pleased to tap Trevor Creed as Senior Vice President,
Design," said Thomas C. Gale, Executive Vice President - Chrysler Product
Development, Design and General Manager Passenger Car Operations. "Trevor's
extensive international design experience in advanced design, exterior,
interior and color & trim makes him the ideal candidate to take the baton from
retiring John Herlitz and continue to accelerate DaimlerChrysler in automotive
Creed, who most recently served as Vice President - Large Car, Small Car
and Minivan Design joined DaimlerChrysler in 1985, after nearly a twenty year
career with Ford Motor Company in European and North American assignments.
"John Herlitz has made a tremendous contribution to DaimlerChrysler, and
we will miss him personally and professionally," said Gale. "John's design
signature has been seen on Chrysler branded vehicles from 1968. He has a true
passion for cars and vehicle design that is unparalleled in the industry."
Herlitz began his career at Chrysler Corporation in 1968 as a Manager of the
Plymouth Intermediate Car Studio. Herlitz is a graduate of the Pratt
Institute of Design.
SOURCE DaimlerChrysler Corporation