Aston exec leaves for ChryslerFri, 02 Sep 2011
Beth Paretta, one of Autoweek's 10 Secret People in 2009 (Autoweek, Sept. 21, 2009) has left her position as operations manager at Aston Martin to join Chrysler Group LLC as marketing manager for SRT and motorsports. Her appointment is effective this month. In her new role, Paretta will manage SRT product launches and events.
The consummate Formula One fan, Paretta worked in the ski business for 14 years before turning to her first love, cars. She got a job selling cars, first Hondas and then Audis. She moved to Volkswagen Credit as business development manager for the Eastern region, where she was the primary contact between dealers and VW Credit.
Four years ago she was hired by Aston, where she managed operations in the eastern part of North America, including sales, marketing, service and events.
Paretta has a bachelor of science from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Vermont.
Her motorsports enthusiasm extends to her board membership of Guardian Angel Motorsports, which supports various children's charities while gaining attention to worthy causes through motorsports.