DETROIT—Jason Vines, who left Chrysler late last year, has been named by Compuware Corporation chairman and CEO Peter Karmanos to the newly created position of senior vice president of Compuware 2.0. His global responsibilities will include all internal and external communications, investor relations, government affairs and marketing of Compuware’s corporate brand and its products.
In addition, Vines will work closely with Karmanos and other partners in their efforts to continue the revitalization of downtown Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. That responsibility is part of the attraction of the job for Vines, who says he looks forward to applying "what I have learned over the past quarter century in business, communications, marketing and government affairs to help both a proud company revitalize itself and a great city on the verge of a major renaissance."
Vines left his position as vice president of communications for Chrysler in early December after returning to the company in December 2003. Prior to that, Vines served as a vice president of communications for both Ford Motor Company and Nissan North America. Vines is also a director on several charitable boards including Judson Center, Forgotten Harvest, CATCH and The Iacocca Foundation. He is also chairman of the board of the Automotive Hall of Fame.