Daimler Trucks North America names company leaders

Daimler Trucks North America has assigned two new leadership positions within the company. All transitions will take effect July 1.

John O’Leary will be DTNA’s new chief financial officer. O’Leary, who is currently senior vice president of service and parts, will continue to serve on the company’s executive Operating Committee.  

O’Leary joined DTNA in October 2000 as the manager of general accounting and was promoted in February 2001 to director of corporate audit services. He was promoted to president of Thomas Built Buses in August 2002 and has served as head of service and parts since January 2010, responsible for leading DTNA’s aftermarket functions including central service, parts sales and marketing, parts distribution, distribution network development, aftermarket service products and remanufacturing.

O’Leary will succeed CFO Juergen Kritschgau, who is retiring after 27 years with Daimler.

Friedrich Baumann will succeed O’Leary as senior vice president of service and parts. In his new role, Baumann will lead DTNA’s aftermarket functions and serve as a member of the company’s Operating Committee.

Baumann is returning DTNA following a global assignment leading Daimler’s Engine Holding organization. He began his work with DTNA in 1993 in the Controlling department and has held several leadership positions in DTNA since, including jobs from sales and marketing to finance and service and parts.  In May 2000, he became director of used truck acquisitions and operations, and in 2002 he was promoted to general manager of used truck acquisitions.  In 2003 he was appointed general manager of procurement and supply, and in 2006 he was general manager of remanufacturing in the service and parts organization.

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