DaimlerChrysler Corporation Announces Retirement of John E. Herlitz and Appointment of Trevor M. Creed to Senior Vice President - Design

    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

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