Stellantis names new supply chain lead after critical study


Days after Chrysler parent Stellantis was dinged in a report on supplier relations in North America, the automaker has announced a change in leadership.

Marlo Vitous has been named senior vice president of purchasing and supply chain for North America for the automaker, effective June 1; Martin Horneck, who has been head of purchasing and supply chain since March 2020 when he joined the company, “has announced his decision to retire,” according to a Stellantis news release.

Vitous, who was most recently vice president of supply chain management, got her start with the company in June 1998, before it became Stellantis. Her LinkedIn profile lists her position then as manufacturing supervisor at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. The company noted that it has held positions of increasing responsibility in both supply chain and purchasing since then.

In her new role, Vitous will be responsible for supporting the company’s Dare Forward 2030 business plan and delivering on the company’s electrification and software commitments through “reliable and efficient sourcing,” the release said.




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