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Daimler India Commercial Vehicle gets a new boss

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04 Apr 2014 18:37:17 IST

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd (DICV), the two companies operating under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, have seen a number of changes in their management.

Marc Llistosella (second right), the current MD & CEO of DICV, and his successor Erich Nesselhauf (second left)

Marc Llistosella, currently MD & CEO of DICV has been promoted to head of marketing, Sales & After-Sales, Trucks Asia & DICV.He will be based in Tokyo and will report to Albert Kirchmann, president & CEO of MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia.In his current capacity he has led DICV from its initial phase as a Greenfield Project to what is now- an established player in the Indian commercial vehicle market.

Erich Nesselhauf, currently VP, Supply Chain Management, DICVwill replace Listosella as the MD & CEO of DICV. He has been instrumental in Bharat Benz getting 85 per cent localization right from the start of its production in 2012. He will now be overseeing DICV's entire operation in India and will report to Llistosella.

Erich NesselhaufErich Nesselhauf will be the new MD and CEO of DICV

Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, currently senior V-P, Sales & After-Sales, MFTBC,will be head, corporate audit at Daimler AG and will report to Dieter Zetsche, chairman, board of management, Daimler AG. In his current role he has played a crucial role in increasing Fuso's lead in over 160 markets worldwide and has also played a part in charting the growth path of the company which aims to sell 2,00,000 units annually.

Kai-Uwe SeidenfussKai-Uwe Seidenfuss

All the above promotions will be effective from June 1, 2014 and is still subject to approval from the meetings of shareholders and board of MFTBC.

Daimler Trucks announces Top Management changes in its Asian Operations


Mr. Marc Llistosella, currently Managing Director & CEO - Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), becomes Head - Marketing, Sales & After-sales, Trucks Asia & Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), effective June 01, 2014 Mr. Erich Nesselhauf, currently Vice President - Supply Chain at DICV becomes Managing Director and CEO at DICV, effective June 01, 2014 Mr. Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, currently Senior Vice President of Sales & After Sales at MFTBC, becomes Head - Corporate Audit at Daimler AG effective June 01, 2014 Tokyo, Japan / Chennai, India: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), today reported important personnel changes in their Board of Management. Since August 2013, its Asian entities MFTBC and DICV are cooperating closely under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia. Mr. Marc Llistosella, currently Managing Director & CEO, DICV will become Head - Marketing, Sales & After-sales, Trucks Asia & DICV based at Tokyo, Japan, effective June 01, 2014. He continues to report to Dr. Albert Kirchmann, President & CEO of MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia. Mr. Llistosella has been leading DICV from a planning phase as a Greenfield Project until today, as the company has become a fully established player in the Indian CV market. He built the organization, the plant and led the development of a whole new product range under the brand BharatBenz for the Indian market as well as FUSO trucks for markets in Asia and Africa. In his new function he will lead all Marketing, Sales & After-sales related areas of Daimler Trucks Asia, including DICV & MFTBC, Japan and will continue to oversee DICV's Indian operations, overall. Mr. Erich Nesselhauf, currently Vice-President - Supply Chain Management, DICV, will become Managing Director & CEO of DICV, effective June 01, 2014 and will be based in India. He has been involved in the DICV Greenfield project from 2008 and has built the entire supplier base for DICV from the very beginning, achieving a localization of 85% for BharatBenz trucks at its Start of Production in 2012. In his new responsibility, he will be in-charge of the entire DICV operations in India, and will to report to Mr. Marc Llistosella. Mr. Kai-Uwe Seidenfuss, currently MFTBC Senior Vice-President, Sales & After-sales, will become Head - Corporate Audit at Daimler AG, effective June 01, 2014, reporting to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG. Heading Sales & After-sales at MFTBC in his current assignment, he has greatly contributed to the company's operations, leading a big part of MFTBC's growth programme which aims for a significant increase in global sales to more than 200,000 units by 2015 while extending FUSO's leadership in the markets now numbering to more than 160, worldwide. These changes have been decided by the Board of Management, Daimler AG, but as a formality are still subject to the approval by the Shareholders' meeting and Board meeting in MFTBC. About Daimler Trucks Asia Since August 2013 Daimler Trucks has been announcing a close cooperation of its Asian entities MFTBC and DICV under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia. While DICV has begun production and export of trucks under the FUSO brand, selected functions like R&D, Life-cycle management and some administrative functions have also been put under joint leadership. Both entities had a successful year with FUSO stabilizing sales and even doubling its African Sales in the first month of 2014 and BharatBenz becoming Nr. 4 in the Indian market only 15 months after launch. As a next step to intensify collaboration, Daimler Trucks has decided on these three important Management changes.
  

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