SHADY GROVE, Pa. - A Chrysler Corp. executive has been named to a top management post at Grove Worldwide, a company spokesman said Friday.
Don Manvel, president of Chrysler de Venezuela since 1997, has been named president of Grove Manlift, Grove's aerial work platform division, said Grove spokesman Robert Kannel.
Chrysler de Venezuela handles South American business for the automaker.
Manvel replaces James Kolinski, who resigned as president of Grove Manlift, Kannel said. Before that he was managing director of Eurostar GSMBH, a Chrysler affiliate in Austria selling products on the world market.
Sam Bonanno, Grove chairman and chief executive officer, said in prepared remarks that Manvel's "impressive managerial talents and charismatic leadership make him an excellent addition to the Grove team and the right individual to lead Grove Manlift into the next century."