Daimler chief unfazed by NAFTA talk
MADRAS, OR - Roger Nielsen, the recently named president and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Trucks North America, doesn't seem concerned by talk about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement - even though its manufacturing footprint includes Mexico. "We're a global company, and globally we believe in free trade. And we're prepared to engage everybody and anybody in discussions," he said during his first media briefing. "I don't anticipate any major changes in the NAFTA." The company has reserve manufacturing capacity in the U.S. and Mexico, he noted. The supply chain is also dual-sourced. "They have the ability to source worldwide or source domestically."