Daimler names Kelley Platt as chief diversity officer and operating committee member

by Truck News

PORTLAND, Ore — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks has been assigned to serve as DTNA’s chief diversity officer and member of the company’s operating committee starting August 1, 2015.

In her new (additional) position, Platt is to ensure alignment of diversity and inclusion strategies with organizational goals.

“Great companies are great places to work for all employees and DTNA embodies the concept that diverse ideas are the basis of our future success,” said Martin Daum, president and CEO, DTNA. “Kelley has served DTNA in numerous senior leadership roles since 1989; her commitment to employees and to diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of the company’s future.”

Platt herself commented on the appointment saying: “Diversity is an integral component of every successful company. Further ingraining diversity into our culture will enable DTNA to attract talented individuals who bring a wide range of perspectives to our company’s culture. I have been an employee of DTNA for over 25 years, and it is a great honour to be invited to join the operating committee at such an exciting time in our company’s history.”

Platt’s position as president of Western Star Trucks has also expanded according to the company. It now includes the executive oversight of the Western Star Truck Manufacturing Plant in Portland, Oregon.

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