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Ralph Gilles

President and CEO – Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC; Senior Vice President – Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC

Ralph GillesRalph Gilles was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer – Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC in June 2011. He continues to lead the company’s Product Design Office as Senior Vice President, a position he was named to in June 2009. Gilles also served as President and CEO – SRT Brand and President and CEO – Dodge brand.

Since first joining the former Chrysler Corporation in 1992 as a designer, Gilles has put his extensive academic background in industrial design and business administration to use, holding various positions within the company. He is extremely active inside and outside Chrysler, serving as the executive sponsor of the Chrysler African American Network in addition to playing a leading role with the Chrysler Global Diversity Council. He also serves on the board of McLaren Oakland in Pontiac, Mich. 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 holds a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from CCS in Detroit.