Navistar International has appointed Jack Allen as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Allen, 55, has been president of the company's North America Truck and Parts business since June 2012.
"Jack is a results-focused leader with a deep understanding of the commercial truck industry and Navistar. He has successfully run nearly every important part of our business at one point during his 31-year career at the company," said Troy Clarke, Navistar president and chief executive officer.
Prior to his most recent assignment, Allen served as president, North America Truck, since 2008. Previously, he was president of Navistar's Engine Group, where he led major business initiatives including the acquisition of Brazilian engine producer MWM and a partnership with MAN of Germany. He also has served as vice president and general manager of the company's Parts organization.
Allen joined the company in 1981 as a design engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
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