Vice-president finance at Chrysler Group’s sales and marketing unit, Peter Kauchek, made the long march out of the executive suite and into the chill of the Auburn Hills, Michigan, winter under escort last week.

The DaimlerChrysler subsidiary refused to comment on Kauchek’s escorted exit save to say that the long-serving staffer is on “leave of absence”.

The lossmaking carmaker is due to announce a major restructuring in February.

News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline