Chrysler LLC has announced that Ralph Gilles will head its design division once Trevor Creed retires on August 31.
Gilles, the new vice president of design, most recently served as the vice president for Jeep, truck and advanced interior design.
Current senior vice president of design Creed joined the company in 1985 as the director of interior design.
"Trevor (Creed) has led a distinguished automotive design career," said Chrysler LLC Chairman and CEO Robert Nardelli.
"He played a key leadership role in the design of award-winning vehicles such as the new Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300C, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Dodge Viper, Dodge Ram and the Plymouth Prowler."