jumpstart.jpgAfter reorganizing its titles into various brand groups throughout the year, Hachette Filipacchi has appointed a new CEO of its automotive group.

Starting on January 1, Dillion McDonald, the current COO of the Jumpstart Automotive Group, will take on the responsibilities of CEO, replacing Steve Wilhite, who will stay on as an advisor and member of the Board of Directors.

McDonald has worked for Jumpstart since 2001, and served in various roles in sales, operations and marketing before being named COO.

Hachette restructured its automotive group earlier this year, combining Car and Driver and Road & Track under the same umbrella as the Jumpstart online network purchased by the company in spring 2007.

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