Justin Palmer has been named president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, effective immediately, according to the company.
He succeeds Jecka Glasman, who has left Fuso to return to her home country of Israel for family reasons.
Palmer has been the company’s director of business operations for the past two years, responsible for strategic business planning as well as managing and developing the organization improvement process and improving growth and customer satisfaction.
“We will miss Jecka. She did a fantastic job of managing Fuso through a transitionary period as we developed the new eCanter all-electric truck, as well as the coming gasoline-engine FE Series,” said Michael Kamper, senior vice president and head of sales and marketing at Daimler Trucks Asia and Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation. “But we’re also very fortunate to have Justin available to step into the role as president and CEO, to lead our North American operations going forward.”
Palmer joined MFTA in 2015, bringing broad experience in retail and distribution networks as well as a background in international operations and business development at multinational corporations. Palmer will operate from thecompany's U.S. headquarters in Logan Township, N.J.
“He has already contributed greatly to our strategic planning and business operations improvement, and he has developed a thorough knowledge of where we need to be as a company,” said Kamper. “We look forward to a prosperous future for Fuso under his leadership.”