There’s major change at Daimler Truck Australia Pacific coming in 2024, as the company announced sweeping changes to its management structure regarding its truck brands.
After keeping its Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner and Fuso brand lines separate for a number of years, Daimler has removed the positions of individual vice presidents for each truck brand.
Instead, Andrew Assimo, former Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific vice president, will take up the new role of Daimler Truck Australia Pacific vice president, sales and marketing to cover all three brands.
Freightliner Australia Pacific’s former vice president, Stephen Downes will also take up a new role as vice president, service, product, Vehicle Processing Centre (VPC) and elite support, while former Fuso vice president Alex Müller will take on a special projects role.
Daimler Truck Australia president and CEO Daniel Whitehead believes the changes will help to move the company forward into the new year and beyond.
“The new Daimler Truck Australia Pacific structure takes into account feedback from our customers and dealers and addresses brand fragmentation, allowing us to better serve our customers with one face,” he says.
“It’s the best-practice model of the Daimler Truck organisation globally and it is also the way that most of our leading dealerships are structured, so we are confident our customers will really benefit from the change.”