July 29, 2014

Senior level changes at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles and Mitsubishi Fuso

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) announced senior level changes in the light of progress of its Asian Business Model.

Satyakam Arya, who was hitherto Vice-President, Procurement DICV, will move to MFTBC, Japan as the Vice-President, Procurement,
Daimler Trucks Asia, where he will also assume the role as the Global Commodity Head of Mechatronics for Daimler Trucks, effective September 1, 2014. Yasuhiko Kondo hitherto General Manager, Life Cycle Management and Governance & Operations Management Procurement, MFTBC will take over the role of Vice-President, Procurement at DICV.

Following on Erich Nesselhauf's elevation as MD & CEO of DICV, Mathew Oommen, who was hitherto Assistant Vice-President, Product Engineering will take-over as Vice-President- Supply Chain Management, DICV effective August 1, 2014.

Arya has been with DICV since 2009 and has put in place an effective procurement system at DICV, has overseen various roll-out projects, and addressed the need of DICV's business plan requirements efficiently. During his stint, he also helped setting up a new supplier base for DICV in India catering not only to local requirements but also for Asia and global requirements.

Kondo has served in the area of Life Cycle Management and Procurement since 2005 at MFTBC, Japan. With his vast experience at various functional and operational levels will certainly add value to the existing setup and ably manage and support the procurement operations of the company.

Oommen has been fully involved in the product engineering and full vehicle integration and was actively involved for medium- and heavy-duty projects from inception at DICV and has made substantial contribution to DICV's focus on creating trucks for India.


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