Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (DICV), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG,today announced changes in its top management. In line with the recently announced Daimler Trucks Asian Business Model involving the integration of certain key areas, the first integration involves the R & D of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) (a Daimler Company), Japan.
Accordingly, Mr. Aydogan Cakmaz, who was until now Head – R & D at DICV, takes over as Head – R & D for Trucks Asia and will based at the MFTBC Headquarters at Kawasaki, Japan, effective 01 July 2013. He will oversee all R & D operations of Daimler Trucks for Asia. Mr. Cakmaz was instrumental in the development of the BharatBenz range of trucks building in them the reliability arising out of intense testing and engineering.
Mr. Hidekazo Kanno, who was Head – Product Lifecycle Management at MFTBC, Japan, takes over as Head – R & D for DICV, at Chennai, effective 01 July 2013. He will now report to Mr. Aydogan Cakmaz.
In an other change not related to the Asian Business Model, Mr. Sanjiv Khurana, who was CFO at DICV completes his term at DICV and takes over as President – Remanufacturing Division, Daimler Trucks North America at Portland, Oregon, USA, effective 01 July 2013. Mr. Khurana has been with DICV since its inception. As a key member of DICV’s Executive Committee and several core teams, he has contributed immensely to DICV’s establishment in India.
Mr. Parthasarathy Thota, who was hitherto Head – Light/Medium-duty Trucks Project for BharatBenz at DICV, takes over as the CFO of DICV, effective 01 July 2013. Mr. Thota as Head of the L/MDT project established the BharatBenz portfolio of L/MDT Trucks right from the beginning until its launch in February this year. Earlier to his stint at DICV, Mr. Thota handled several responsibilities in the areas of Finance & Controlling at Daimler’s Freightliner Division in the USA.