Former Volvo CEO tapped for Freightliner's firefighting subsidiary

| 6/20/2003

Freightliner LLC named Marc F. Gustafson president of American LaFrance Corp.

Gustafson, 51, served as president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America from 1996 to 2001. American LaFrance, a Freightliner subsidiary based in North Charleston, SC, produces and distributes a line of fire and emergency apparatus. Gustafson, who lives in Charleston, SC, will be located at the North Charleston facility.

Gustafson succeeds Don Stewart, who has served as president of American LaFrance since March 2001.

Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, OR, is the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a DaimlerChrysler company.

--by René Tankersley, feature editor

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