Daimler India Commercial Vehicles management changes

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has reshuffled positions at their top management levels. These changes were announced today, wherein Mr. Aydogan Cakmaz, till date Head of R & D at DICV, with effect from 1st July 2013 has taken over as Head of R & D for Trucks Asia. He will based at the MFTBC Headquarters at Kawasaki, Japan where he will oversee all R&D operations of Daimler Trucks Asia.

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Mr. Hidekazo Kanno, who till date headed the Product Lifecycle Management at MFTBC, Japan, has as on 1st July 2013, taken over as Head of R & D for DICV, at Chennai. He will now report directly to Mr. Aydogan Cakmaz. Sanjiv Khurana who held the post of CFO at DICV will now be President of Remanufacturing Division, Daimler Trucks North America at Portland, Oregon, USA as he assumed this new post on 1st July 2013.

Khurana has been with DICV ever since its inception and has been its key member on the Executive Committee and has held other major positions in the company and made major contributions to its Indian operations. Mr. Parthasarathy Thota, previously Head of Light/Medium-duty Trucks Project at BharatBenz at DICV, is now the new CFO of DICV effective from 1st July 2013.