There was movement at the station over the Summer holiday break for Daimler Truck Australia with the company announcing a number of significant changes to its management structure, which it says will reflect its “singular focus on customers”.
The company, which is the local arm of the world’s top selling truck brand, Daimler Truck, says it has changed its overall structure from having three separate brand divsions and has now changed to a “fully integrated brand-agnostic structure”. This means that there are now no divisions along its brand lines of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner and Fuso.
This means that there will no longer be vice presidents in charge of each brand under the company’s local president and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, whoh will continue in the top job.each brand.
Dailer has announced that instead, former Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific vice president, Andrew Assimo, is now the Daimler Truck Australia Pacific vice president of sales and marketing, covering all three brands.
Freightliner Australia Pacific’s former vice president, Stephen Downes, will now become the vice president of service, product, vehicle processing centre and Elite support.
Alex Müller, who served in the role of Fuso Truck and Bus Australia vice president, has taken on a Special Projects role for the company.
Daimler said that Fuso will continue as a separate entity in New Zealand, where it is managed by Keith Andrews Trucks (KAT), which works closely with Daimler Trucks Australia Pacific.
Daimler Truck Australia says it is confident the new structure, which mirrors the framework adopted in key parts of the Daimler Truck world, will lead to a better experience for its customers.
“The new Daimler Truck Australia Pacific structure takes into account feedback from our customers and dealers and addresses brand fragmentation, allowing us to better serve our customers with one face,” said Daniel Whitehead.
“It’s the best-practice model of the Daimler Truck organization globally and it is also the way that most of our leading dealerships are structured, so we are confident our customers will really benefit from the change.”
Daimler says this year is shaping as milestone year for the company I Australia and the Pacific, particuarly with the introduction of the ground-breaking new-generation electric Fuso eCanter and Mercedes-Benz eActros trucks, which both feature class-leading technology