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CHRYSLER APPOINTS J. MACDONALD TO SUCCEED H. BARTON AS FLEET GM

 HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., Nov. 18 ~PRNewswire~ -- M.J. (John) MacDonald has been named General Manager - Fleet Operations effective Jan. 1, 1993, Theodor R. Cunningham, Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing for Chrysler Corporation (NYSE: C), announced today.
 MacDonald will succeed H.L. (Hal) Barton, who will retire Dec. 31 after more than 35 years in the fleet, leasing and rental business.
 In his new position, MacDonald will be responsible for all Fleet Operations activities and company car program process activities. Since July, 1991, he has served as Assistant General Manager - Fleet Operations.
 MacDonald joined Chrysler in July, 1971, and has an extensive background in sales management. He held various positions in the Chicago Zone, then served as Assistant Sales Manager in the Omaha Zone and Detroit Zone. In 1980 he was named Denver Zone Manager and then Chicago Zone Manager.
 In December, 1983, he was named Regional Manager - South, and in June, 1985, he became Regional Manager - Central. He was appointed General Manager - Dodge Truck Marketing in September, 1987, and in October, 1988, he was named General Sales Manager for Chrysler Corporation, serving in that capacity until his move to Fleet Operations in mid '91.
 MacDonald was born in Detroit on Jan. 19, 1945. He earned a B.A. degree at Western Michigan University. He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
 Barton has headed Chrysler Fleet Operations since joining the corporation in September, 1982.
 Prior to that time, he served as leasing and fleet sales manager for the Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company. He had held finance and sales posts with Ford since 1959, specializing during most of that time in leasing, rental and fleet activities. Before joining Ford, he worked in sales, credit and financing for General Motors Acceptance Corporation.
 Barton was born April 30, 1927, in New York City. He studied engineering and production management at Champlain College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He earned a B.S. degree in production management from Syracuse University. He lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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