Chrysler Group announces Steven J. Landry will become vice president-sales and field operations, and Michael Manley, vice president-dealer operations will take on added responsibility as vice president-sales strategy and dealer operations.

The auto maker says a replacement for Landry as president and CEO-DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. will be announced in the near future.

Landry, a native of Halifax, NS, will stay on as chairman of the Canadian operations that have seen much turnover at the top. Landry was appointed to the position Nov. 1, 2005, replacing Mark Norman who held the post for less than two years.

Both Landry, 47, and Manley, 42, will report to Joe Eberhardt, executive vice president-global sales, marketing and service.

“Going forward, the new organizational setup will provide a clear focus on two distinct areas: the running of the day-to-day operations, and the development of strategies to provide the optimal support to the field organization itself,” Eberhardt says in a statement.

Prompting the appointments are retirement decisions by Gary E. Dilts, 56, senior vice president-sales, and Raymond M. Fisher, 53, vice president-sales, service & parts operations. The changes will be effective July 1.

In an unrelated move, Chrysler names Roger D. Monforton Jr. vice president-product strategy.