Daimler Trucks announced a change in
leadership with its successful commercial vehicle business in India: As of
November 1, 2018, Satyakam Arya (45), currently Head of Customer Services at
Daimler Trucks Asia and Chairman of PABCO Ltd., will take over as Managing
Director and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV). He will succeed
Erich Nesselhauf (55), who will return to Daimler headquarters in Germany to
take over global responsibility for Manufacturing Engineering at Daimler
Trucks, starting October 1, 2018.
Just a few days ago Daimler’s truck team
in India celebrated an important production anniversary: With the production of
the 100,000th commercial vehicle in its Chennai plant in Southern India DICV
reached another important milestone.
Martin Daum, member of the Board of
Management of Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks & Buses “We are writing a success
story here: As the first newcomer in this challenging market we managed to
build more than 100,000 vehicles in India since start of production in 2012.
Erich Nesselhauf massively contributed to this success with his extraordinary
commitment and his know how. With Satyakam Arya, a commercial vehicle expert
from our local leadership team with a deep understanding of the markets in
India and Asia, will now continue the growth trajectory of DICV.“
Satyakam Arya joined DICV in 2009 as the
Head of Powertrain Procurement before becoming its Vice President of Global
Procurement in 2013. He established the entire supply chain network for DICV
and helped build India into an important part of the Daimler production system.
In 2014, he moved to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) in Japan
as the Head of Global Procurement for Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA). In 2017, he
became the Head of Customer Services for DTA while simultaneously fulfilling
the role of President & CEO of MFTBC’s subsidiary PABCO. In this dual
responsibility he has effectively grown DTA’s global parts and service business
and significantly improved PABCO’s profitability.
Source: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
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