Navistar International appoints new leadership

Navistar International Corporation announced a series of executive appointments this week under the leadership of its new President and CEO Persio V. Lisboa.

Lisboa started in that role in the beginning of July after his predecessor Troy A. Clarke, who is on his way to retirement, transitioned to a newly created position and is now serving the company as an executive chairman.

Those who were appointed under Lisboa’s leadership this week include:

Friedrich Baumann has accepted the role of president of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales. He will be responsible for the complete commercial process for customers and dealers and will continue to serve as a liaison with Navistar’s alliance partner, TRATON Group, according to a recent news release.

Additional responsibilities were added for Phil Christman, who is the president of Operations. He will lead the companies global operations, including Brazil, Mexico and Global Export businesses. This is in addition to his oversight of procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.

Robert Walsh has also accepted the position of vice president of Emerging Technologies, Strategy and Planning. He will manage the recently announced partnership with TuSimple and will oversee the development of Navistar’s newest business unit, NEXT eMobility Solutions.

Navistar is major employer in Clark County and its facility there builds mostly medium-duty commercial trucks as well as cutaway vans for General Motors.

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