Douglas J. Brown was named 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 CIO at 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.