LISTEN: Interview With Fiat Chrysler Head Of Quality
Jerry Reynolds | July 15, 2020
Dodge ranks #1 in the 2020 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey. Pictured upper right: Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America, Credit: FCA
Last Saturday, we spent a few minutes talking with Mark Champine, the head of quality for Fiat Chrysler North America on WBAP that airs in Dallas-Fort Worth. As you know from last week’s newsletter, Dodge ended up #1 on the J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, which took me by surprise. Dodge was the first domestic automaker ever to achieve this.
Mark was named Head of Quality for FCA - North America in October 2018. Prior to his new position, Champine served as Head of Electrified Powertrain Programs for FCA - North America. He also was Head of Transmission and Driveline Quality and Quality Center Manager for the Kokomo Transmission Plant in Indiana.
His work and academic background includes:
2018 - current, Head of Quality - FCA North America
2018, Head of Electrified Powertrain Programs
2015, Head of Transmission and Driveline Quality
2009, Head of Transmission and Driveline Programs
2006, Quality Center Manager - Kokomo Transmission Plant
2003, Transmission Engineering Lead - 62TE
2000, Transmission Engineering Lead - 4-speed transmission
1998, Torque Converter Engineering
Champine received his MBA and engineering management master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.
He was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
He was a very engaging interview and gave some insight into how FCA gained so much in the area of quality. You can listen to the interview here:
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