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Chrysler Group's Ralph Gilles to Speak at Dawda Mann Automotive Industry Breakfast, Opening remarks by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson

Public Date: 4/23/2012 12:00 AM
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​Detroit, Michigan -- Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Group's president and chief executive officer of the Street Racing Technology (SRT) Brand and Motorsports, and senior vice president of product design, will address the Dawda Mann Automotive Industry Breakfast on April 24 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit. The event is from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Gilles, who joined the former Chrysler Corp. in 1992 as a designer, was appointed president and CEO - SRT Brand and Motorsports in June 2011, and as senior vice president of product design in June 2009. Previously, he served as president and CEO of the Dodge brand. 

Opening remarks at the Dawda Mann Automotive Industry Breakfast will be provided by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Elected to office in 1992, Patterson presides over a $796 million annual budget for FY2012 and a county workforce of nearly 4,000 employees.

Dawda Mann, a law firm based in Bloomfield Hills, hosts its annual breakfast in conjunction with the SAE World Congress in order to bring together its clients and colleagues in the automotive industry and share with them information and industry insights that will affect their business. Dawda Mann's clientele includes Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, publicly and privately held companies of varied sizes and emerging businesses throughout the United States. 

This invitation-only event is open to the media. For information or to RSVP, contact Alexa Stanard at 248-549-4089 or