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 design." 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