Navistar International announced that Friedrich W. Baumann has joined the company as senior vice president, strategy, and planning.

Baumann will lead Navistar’s strategic planning, product planning and analytics teams and will also oversee Navistar’s alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus.

"Friedrich is a proven leader whose breadth of international, corporate and operating experience in our industry will serve Navistar well as we build on our momentum for continued long-term success," said Troy A. Clarke, Navistar's chairman, president, and chief executive officer. "We are confident that Friedrich will drive great ideas and bring new perspectives to our strategy and planning function as we pursue sustainable, profitable growth."

Prior to joining Navistar, Baumann worked for 24 years at Daimler Trucks where he most recently served the role of senior vice president at Daimler Trucks North America.

"I am eager to be joining Navistar at this exciting time in the company's history," said Baumann. "Troy and the team have done a great job of positioning Navistar for long-term success and I look forward to doing my part in further developing this winning culture and working with the entire team to drive growth, market leadership and sustainable profitability because of uncompromising customer dedication."