The Board of Management of Daimler AG announced this week that on June 1 Martin Daum will become head of Daimler Trucks North America. Daum, 49, will replace Chris Patterson.
The company said Patterson will reach the age of 55 this year and has chosen to retire after 32 years of service to the North American commercial vehicle industry, 11 of them with Daimler Trucks North America. Daum is currently Head of Operations at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Woerth, Germany.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company, is the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Its commercial brands include Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star.