Douglas J. Brown was appointed director of asset management for DaimlerChrysler Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., overseeing $25 billion in combined assets for the carmaker's U.S. defined benefit and defined contribution plans, as well as other employee benefit trusts. He replaced Mark A. Schmid, who became chief investment officer for Boeing Co., Chicago. Mr. Brown had been DaimlerChrysler's director of corporate finance and capital markets. He was replaced by Peter Zirwes, who came for the German parent; further information was not immediately available.