Navistar International Corp. announced Thursday, May 3, the appointment of Ramin Younessi as vice president of truck group strategy and business operations. Younessi joins Navistar from Freightliner, a division of DaimlerChrysler, where he most recently was general manager and chief engineer of product validation. Younessi succeeds John Lamoureux, who recently became vice president of global sourcing and business development.
“Ramin brings a wealth of knowledge about the truck business, technical expertise and high standards for performance, along with a broad view of our marketplace, to his new role,” says Dee Kapur, truck group president for Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar International. “His confidence in our strategy brings him to Navistar and will help us expand our horizons even further.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the truck industry, Younessi has held a variety of roles in domestic and international operations and product development. In his 13-year career with Freightliner, Younessi held numerous executive positions in marketing and product planning, as well as several assignments in Freightliner’s engineering organization.