For Thomas LaSorda, the move from General Motors Corp. to DaimlerChrysler AG pays off with the announcement he will head worldwide manufacturing operations for the Chrysler Group. Mr. LaSorda, 47, who joined Chrysler in May 2000, becomes executive vice-president-manufacturing, Jan. 1, replacing the retiring Gary Henson. He also gains a place on the executive committee. Replacing Mr. LaSorda is Richard Chow-Wah, 42, who becomes vice president-powertrain manufacturing and core team leader. ...

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