Jost International has hired Ken Bultemeier Jr. as director of truck OE business development. Bultemeier is a commercial vehicle industry veteran joining Jost with 25-plus years in the industry.
Bultemeier started his commercial vehicle career when he joined Navistar International Truck and Engine Corp. in 1986 as a design engineer. In 2009 Navistar named Bultemeier director, general manager North American product development, where he lead future technical product development, coordinated product development teams to support an engineering facility move and consolidated manufacturing from three plants to two.

Bultemeier is a member of the Technology and Maintenance Council, a regular technical speaker at commercial industry forums and holds several patents related to interior design function and idle management.