Freightliner names new boss at fire truck division

PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 5, 2004) — John Stevenson has been named president of American LaFrance — Freightliner’s fire truck and emergency apparatus subsidiary.

American LaFrance produces and distributes a complete line of fire and emergency apparatus including chassis, aerials, ambulances, pumpers, rescues, tankers and wildland vehicles.

Stevenson replaces Marc Gustafson, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Gustafson was also former president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America before joining American LaFrance last year.

Since December 2001, Stevenson has served as plant manager for Freightliner LLC’s Cleveland, N.C., truck manufacturing plant. In this capacity he has also been responsible for the production of chassis for the American LaFrance product line.

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