Navistar board appoints new director

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The board of directors of Navistar International Corp. on Thursday, June 5, announced the appointment of a new director: Steven J. Klinger, president and chief operating officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.

“We are delighted that Steve has agreed to become a Navistar director, as he brings a wealth of relevant experience and special expertise to the board,” says Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar. “His experience and fresh insight will contribute to our drive to become a $15 billion company by the end of the current fiscal year.”

Since joining Smurfit-Stone in May 2006, Klinger, 49, has been an important driver of the company’s three-year transformation process, which includes reducing the company’s cost structure, streamlining the manufacturing process, upgrading the leadership talent and aligning sales and marketing.

Klinger joined Smurfit-Stone following a distinguished 23-year career at Georgia-Pacific Corp., where he most recently served as executive vice president of packaging, pulp and global procurement. He served on the board of directors of International Corrugated Case Association, The Atlanta Academy and Georgia State University. He is a former chairman of the board of the Fibre Box Association and a former board member of St. Jude’s House and Transition House.