AutoNation, the automotive retail giant, has named Mike Manley, the former chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, as its chief executive, replacing Mike Jackson, who is retiring after running the company for most of the last 22 years.
Mr. Manley, 57, will start Nov. 1 at AutoNation, which operates more than 300 dealerships across the country.
“We have built an admired and respected company from coast to coast,” Mr. Jackson, 72, said in a statement.
“I have every confidence Mike Manley will lead AutoNation to an even brighter future.”Mr. Manley grew up in England and worked in a dealership before studying engineering.
In 2000, he joined Chrysler — then part of DaimlerChrysler — and rose to head the Jeep brand through a period of rapid growth, playing other key roles as the automaker became Fiat Chrysler.
Mike Manley, Mike Jackson, Manley, Mr, Jackson, “, ” Mr
Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler —, DaimlerChrysler