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Chrysler Names Kolka CFO

Nardelli's finance team is shaping up, as the automaker taps a company insider for the top finance spot.
Stephen TaubAugust 10, 2007

As part of a series of finance-department promotions, the new privately held Chrysler has named Ronald E. Kolka senior vice president and chief financial officer. Kolka, formerly vice president–corporate finance, will take on expanded responsibilities, including oversight of the treasury and tax and audit departments. He will report to chairman and chief executive officer Robert L. Nardelli, who was named to Chrysler’s top post earlier this week. Nardelli was the former chief executive of Home Depot.

In addition, the automaker appointed Kim Harris Jones vice president and chief controller. Harris Jones was previously vice president–product, procurement and cost management finance. She will be replaced by Karla Middlebrooks, former vice president–controlling and finance of DaimlerChrysler Financial Services Americas.

Further, Laurie A. Macaddino was tapped to be the company’s vice president–corporate audit and compliance. She was previously director–corporate audit Americas. And chief tax counsel Paul L. Wolff was promoted to vice president. He will also retain his previous title.