Daimler Trucks North America has announced the appointment of Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner to its operating committee.
Effective Aug. 1, 2017, Allen takes on the position of senior vice president of production, quality, and specialty vehicles for DTNA.
Kurschner has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of Aftermarket for DTNA, effective July 1, 2017.
Allen is currently vice president of operations at Detroit Diesel Corporation in Redford, Mich. He has over 20 years of leadership and operational experience at Daimler Trucks. Most recently, Allen lead all facets of the Detroit operation, including management of Detroit’s powertrain headquarters in Michigan as well as Detroit’s axle plant in Saltillo, Mexico.
Prior to his new role, Kurschner was the president and CEO of Daimler Vehículos Comerciales Mexico. Kurschner brings over 25 years of global experience at Daimler, including management positions in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Mexico, to his new role. He has led Daimler Trucks' Mexico unit since Sept. 2013.
“Daimler Trucks North America has an exceptionally strong executive team and Jeff Allen and Stefan Kurschner exemplify the type of leaders that will continue the company’s undisputed market leadership,” said Roger Nielsen, DTNA president and CEO. “Their membership on DTNA’s operating committee bolsters our collective expertise in managing our industry-leading manufacturing and aftermarket networks.”