CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Feb 06, 2017) – The 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview will open on Thursday, Feb. 9 with a keynote from Ralph Gilles, Head of Design, FCA – Global, during a Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast from 8-9 a.m.
Newly inaugurated MAMA President Jill Ciminillo will deliver Ralph Gilles to some-more than 400 attendees during a annual Auto Show kick-off breakfast. Gilles is obliged for overseeing all car designs for a FCA brands including Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Ram and Alfa Romeo. Since initial fasten a Company in 1992 as a designer, Gilles has put his endless educational certification in industrial pattern and business administration to use, holding several positions within a Company. In 2015, Gilles was named a member of a Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA). The GEC is a top management-level preference creation physique within a FCA classification and is led by a FCA Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
“This automobile uncover is one of my favorites as it showcases a different collection of vehicles set within a implausible backdrop of Chicago. It’s always a good feeling to be here and accommodate people, outward of Detroit, who share a same passion and unrestrained we have for this industry,” pronounced Ralph Gilles, Head of Design – FCA Global. “The MAMA group truly embodies that automotive unrestrained and it’s an respect to be means to kick-off this year’s uncover with a subject of automotive design.”
Gilles is intensely active inside and outward a Company. He serves as a executive unite of a Chrysler African American Network (CAAN) in further to personification a ancillary purpose with The Chrysler Global Diversity Council. He also serves on a house of a Michigan Design Council. At his alma mater, The College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Gilles is a member of a CCS Board of Trustees and a CCS Capital Committee.
“It’s an respect to have someone of Ralph’s size to open a nation’s largest automobile show,” pronounced Mike McGrath, Chicago Auto Show chairman. “FCA has prolonged upheld a Chicago Auto Show with executive addresses, critical product introductions, indoor exam marks and a largest arrangement it produces worldwide.”
Doors open for a MAMA breakfast during 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 9. Valid media or exhibitor certification are compulsory for admission.
About a Midwest Automotive Media Association
Founded in 1991, and now in a 26th year, a Midwest Automotive Media Association comprises 278 automotive reporters and open family professionals from 25 states, D.C. and Canada. Though formed in a Chicago area, MAMA welcomes members from all tools of a country. The organization’s primary purpose is to yield a forum for newsworthy people, vital issues, and new products in a automobile industry.