Tim Kuniskis has been an integral part of the Mopar group as the head of Dodge, SET, Chrysler, and Fiat brands, and has just announced that he’s leaving the company. Before working in this role, he was the President and CEO of the Dodge brand, where he focused on brining the Hellcat to fruition. Tim Kuniskis is leaving Dodge to assume a lead role over the Alfa Romero and Maserati brands on the global market.
After he ensured the success of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Tim Kuniskis played a major role in the development and hype of the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon.
During his time from 2014 through 2017, Tim Kuniskis and his team did a great job building the performance orientated Challenger lineup to be a respectable competitor in the modern muscle car market, as well as the Charger line, and keeping up with the already popular Viper.
It goes without saying that Mopar fans are a bit worried about that will happen to the Charger and Challenger lines now that new leadership will be taking over. Kuniskis was clearly passionate about the Hellcat models, and was such a huge force behind the performance models.
Stepping in for Kuniskis as the Head of Passenger Car Brands in North America is Steve Beaham. Beaham had previously served as the head of Maserti USA, as well as the head of the North American Supply Chain group.
It will be very interesting to see if they brands continue on with the innovation and performance boost the lines have seen in recent years. Tim Kuniskis was practically the Steve Jobs of the Hellcat, so he’s left a huge position and responsibility to fill.