December 17, 2014

Leadership changes at Daimler Trucks in Asia

Dr. Albert Kirchmann (58), currently Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, will become Chairman of Daimler Trucks Asia as of April 1, 2015. In this position, he will consult and support the company's strategic development and will continue to represent Daimler on the political level
as well as in industry associations in Japan. Working in the company since 1984, Dr. Kirchmann has held various leadership positions in the areas of planning, controlling, and strategy over many years. He assumed his current position in June 2009.

"I would like to thank Albert Kirchmann for his extra-ordinary personal dedication, bringing Daimler Trucks in Asia a major step forward. His growth strategy 'Fuso 2015' has sustainably strengthened MFTBC's competitiveness and rebuild profitability. Albert Kirchmann has set upa Fuso model range that fitsextremely well with our customers in Japan and in our export markets. Under his leadership, our Asia business has successfully grown together under the roof of Daimler Trucks Asia," said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Daimler Board of Management with responsibility for Daimler Trucks & Buses. "His great personal engagement during the triple catastrophe of Fukushima shows that Albert Kirchmann acts with heart, mind, and passion for employees and society. We are pleased that he will continue to contribute to our company's success as Chairman of Daimler Trucks Asia."

Marc Llistosella (47), currently Head of Marketing, Sales & Aftersales Trucks Asia & Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), will become Head of Daimler Trucks Asia (Fuso and BharatBenz) as of April 1, 2015. He entered then Daimler-Benz AG in 1994 and held various management positions in sales and strategy. From the beginning of the planning phase, Llistosella was responsible for Daimler Trucks' market entry in India, leading the successful development of the new brand BharatBenz. In August 2014, he took over sales responsibility for the entire MFTBC product portfolio.

"Within a very short time, Marc Llistosella has firmly established the BharatBenz brand in the Indian commercial vehicle industry. Developing a tailored product portfolio, he proved that he is meeting customer demands with the right vehicles in the market. Along with Albert Kirchmann, he is one of the architects of Daimler Trucks Asia," said Dr. Bernhard. "I am convinced Marc Llistosella will manage the continuity and sustainability of our achievements and has the ability to set new initiatives in times of new challenges with his profound Asia know-how."

Michael Kamper (49), currently Managing Director Trucks at Mercedes-Benz UK, will become new Head of Marketing, Sales & Customer Services Trucks Asia as of March 1, 2015. In the company since 1995, Kamper has proven his expertise in truck business in various leading positions in international sales and customer experience.

"Michael Kamper is an acknowledged truck expert with long-lasting expertise in international sales and customer experience. I am pleased he will take over this responsible position and further advance Fuso's successful sales development," Dr. Kirchmann commented.

These changes have been decided by the Board of Management, Daimler AG, and are subject to approval by the Board of Directors and the Shareholder's Meeting of MFTBC.


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