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Karl-Alexander Seidel appointed as head of Daimler Buses India

Team OD  | Updated: May 11, 2020, 11:52 PM IST

One of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) made an announcement regarding the updates in their top management. The company has appointed Karl-Alexander Seidel as the head of Daimler Buses India whereas Muthu Maruthachalam C is the new vice president, looking after the Supplier Management and Logistics Trucks Asia India. Karl-Alexander has replaced Thomas Fricke as head of Daimler Buses India from May 1, 2020, while Muthu replaced Ralf Mungenast as VP of Supplier Management and Logistics Trucks Asia India as of April 1, 2020.

Karl-Alexander Seidel appointed as head of Daimler Buses India

Ralf Mungenast and Thomas Fricke have returned to Germany to take on new roles at Daimler after successfully handing over to their successors. Muthu became a part of DICV when in 2009, where he was looking after the project management for Heavy Duty Trucks. He played an important role in the launch of these trucks in 2012. He was then made a part of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (Japan) in 2015, where he was responsible for Product Reliability and Warranty for Fuso trucks and buses globally.

Karl, too, was a part of DICV in its early days in 2008 and 2009. He rejoined DICV in 2014, where he was overseeing the powertrain supplier management. He has been in leadership roles in different verticals which include Logistics, Supplier and Quality Management and Operations at Daimler Buses in India.

"Muthu Maruthachalam C and Karl-Alexander Seidel are highly capable leaders with a wealth of experience in the automotive industry. Their competence will help DICV grow its business both here and abroad," commented Satyakam Arya, managing director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

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