Daimler announces top management changes
Truck giant Daimler has announced some high-profile changes in the managements of its Asian entities - Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp (MFTBC).
Marc Llistosella, the current managing director and chief executive of Daimler India has been moved to Trucks Asia & DICV as head of its marketing, sales & after-sales business. He will keep on reporting to Daimler Trucks Asia chief Albert Kirchmann, who is also the president & CEO of MFTBC.
Erich Nesselhauf, vice-president of supply chain management at DICV, will become MD & CEO of DICV. He will replace Llistosella and will be based in India.
Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, senior vice president of sales & after-sales at MFTBC, has been made the head of corporate audit at Daimler AG.
All of the management changes will take effect on June 1, 2014. The changes have been made by the board of Daimler AG, but are still subject to approval by shareholders and board of MFTBC.
The truck manufacturer started off in India with the launch of heavy-duty trucks in September 2012. Its medium-duty trucks were launched in 2013. Now, it offers a broad range of trucks, spanning from 9-tonne to 49-tonne. Most recently, it laid foundation stone for a bus manufacturing plant inside its Rs 4,400 crore Oragadam, Chennai-based truck manufacturing facility.