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Daimler names new general manager for Cleveland truck plant

CLEVELAND, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America has named Henning O. Bruns the new general manager of its truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C.

Bruns joined the Daimler team back in 1991 and has held a number of management roles within the company. Most recently, he was the head of product planning and strategy and led the launch of Detroit’s heavy duty engine family including DD13, DD15 and DD16.

“I am excited by the opportunity to lead the Cleveland team and return to the South, where my family has many good memories from our years in Alabama,” said Bruns. “During my time in Redford, I visited Cleveland several times and observed firsthand how passionate the Cleveland team is about building the Freightliner flagship Cascadia as the market leading heavy duty truck in North America. Together with a strong team, I will make every effort to fulfill the increasing demand of our long-term fleet customers.”

Roger Nielsen, DTNA’s COO said: “The Cleveland truck manufacturing plant is essential to Daimler Trucks North America’s ability to meet increasing customer demand for Freightliner’s industry leading Cascadia Evolution and the new Western Star 5700. We welcome Henning’s extensive background and experience to this key company role.”

Bruns will assume his new role May 1, 2015.

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