Navistar Announces Leadership Appointments

August 12, 2020
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Navistar announced a series of executive appointments under the leadership of President and Chief Executive Officer Persio Lisboa, effective immediately.  

Friedrich Baumann has accepted the role of president, sales, marketing and after sales. Baumann will be responsible for the complete commercial process for customers and dealers and will continue to serve as liaison with Navistar's alliance partner, TRATON Group. He will work closely with Michael Cancelliere, who has elected to retire after a successful 40-year career with Navistar. 

Phil Christman has additional responsibilities in his role of president, operations. He will lead Navistar's global operations, including the Brazil, Mexico and Global Export businesses. This is in addition to his oversight of procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.

Robert Walsh has accepted the position of vice president, 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. Walsh will also direct the company's Navistar 4.0 strategy.

"I'm pleased to announce these three new strategic appointments to our company's leadership team," said Lisboa. "They have successfully applied their expertise and have continually proven their value to the organization. I'm confident they are the right leaders to accelerate the pace of our progress toward our Navistar 4.0 business strategy."