Head of Design
Ralph V. Gilles was appointed Head of Design and named a member of the
Group Executive Council (GEC) on April 1, 2015.
Gilles has led the FCA - North America Product Design Office as Senior Vice
President, a position he was named to in June 2009.
Gilles has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) -
Motorsports; President and CEO - SRT Brand and President and CEO -
Dodge Brand for FCA US LLC. He was named Vice President - Design in September 2008.
Previously, in 2006, he was Vice President – Interior Design Jeep/Truck and Specialty Vehicles. He
joined Chrysler Corporation in 1992, within the Design Office.
Gilles is the executive sponsor of the Chrysler African American Network (CAAN). He also serves on the
board of McLaren Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan. At his alma mater, The College for Creative Studies
(CCS) in Detroit, Gilles serves on The CCS Board of Trustees and The CCS Capital Committee.
Gilles has earned numerous academic and industry awards and holds a Master of Business
Administration from Michigan State University (2002) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit (1992).
He was born in New York City.