STUTTGART, Germany — Daimler AG announced several high-ranking personnel changes for its trucks division yesterday, including the retirement of Chris Patterson as head of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).
Beginning June 1, he will be replaced by Marin Daum, the company announced in a release. Patterson is retiring after 32 years in the North American commercial vehicle industry, 11 of which were with DTNA.
His replacement, Daum is currently head of operations at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Woerth, Germany.
“Chris Patterson has been crucial to our efforts to set the course for the competitiveness of Daimler Trucks North America with competitive products and a comprehensive efficiency program,” Andreas Renschler, head of Daimler Trucks, said.
Also on June 1, Dr. Albert Kirchmann will take over as head of Daimler Trucks Asia. He will also serve as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. He replaces Harald Boelstler who is also set to retire.
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