Navistar International announced a series of executive appointments, including two new division presidents and the vice president of emerging technologies, strategy and planning.
"I'm pleased to announce these three new strategic appointments to our company's leadership team," said President and Chief Executive Officer Persio Lisboa. "They have successfully applied their expertise and have continually proven their value to the organization. I'm confident they are the right leaders to accelerate the pace of our progress toward our Navistar 4.0 business strategy."
In his role as vice president, Robert Walsh will manage the recently announced partnership with TuSimple and oversee the development of Navistar's newest business unit, NEXT eMobility Solutions. Walsh will head the move towards Navistar’s 4.0 strategy through his leadership of the strategy and planning group. Walsh returns to Navistar, where he previously served for 15 years in several roles, including president of Navistar Defense.
In Friedrich Baumann’s role as president of sales, marketing and aftersales, he will be responsible for the complete commercial process for customers and dealers and will continue to serve as liaison with Navistar's alliance partner, Traton Group. He will work closely with Michael Cancelliere, who plans to retire after a 40-year career with Navistar, to ensure a smooth transition.
Phil Christman was named president of operations and will lead Navistar's global operations, including its Brazil, Mexico, and Global Export businesses. This is in addition to his oversight of procurement, product development, manufacturing, and supply chain.