International names new president of truck group
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Dee Kapur has joined International Truck and Engine Corporation as president of the truck group.
Kapur, 48, will lead the company’s truck and school bus business, including engineering and product development, manufacturing, vehicle center teams and sales and support. He also was named a member of the company’s executive council, which has responsibility for the overall operating results and strategic direction of the company.
"Dee has accomplished much in his career in the automotive and truck markets and has developed expertise in the areas of product quality and reliability and value engineering," said Daniel C. Ustian, president and chief executive officer of Navistar (which owns International)."He has established a winning record of outstanding product performance and leadership in quality and reliability that fits well with the competencies of our team of leaders in the truck group."
Kapur spent nearly 27 years with Ford Motor Company. He was executive director, Ford Outfitters for Ford’s North American truck operations and was responsible for all Ford SUVs. He led the launch of the all new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. In addition to having responsibilities for all SUVs, he ran Ford’s full size pick-up business for four years, developing numerous products, including the F150 Super Crew, the F150 Harley-Davidson and the just introduced all-new F150.
He has a bachelor of science degree, mechanical engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master of science, industrial administration, from Carnegie Mellon University. He also attended Stanford University’s engineering executive program.
International Truck and Engine Corporation produces International brand commercial trucks, mid-range diesel engines and IC brand school buses and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. With the broadest distribution network in North America, the company also provides financing for customers and dealers.
Additionally, through a joint venture with Ford Motor Company, the company builds medium commercial trucks and sells truck and diesel engine service parts. Additional information is available at www.internationaldelivers.com
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