Navistar Inc. has named Troy Clarke to head the company’s Asia Pacific Operations. Clarke joined Navistar in January 2010 as senior vice president of strategic initiatives following a 35-year career at General Motors. The 56-year-old Clarke joined GM’s Pontiac division in 1973 and held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including president and managing director of GM’s Mexico operation, vice president of manufacturing and labor relations, and president of GM Asia Pacific.
“We are proud to have Troy on our team and leading our efforts in China,” says Daniel Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Troy brings valuable industry leadership to this important new role, and his experience heading GM’s Asia business will be a great fit as we look to grow in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region.”
Last September, Navistar signed joint venture agreements with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC) to develop, build and market advanced diesel commercial engines and advanced commercial vehicles in China. Formation of the joint ventures is subject to finalization of certain procedural steps and the finalization of certain ancillary commercial agreements among the parties.