Navistar names Spangler chief communications officer

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Navistar Inc. announced that Jim Spangler has been named chief communications officer and will lead the company’s corporate communications globally. “We are proud to have Jim join the Navistar team and are confident that his proven leadership and experience in our industry will help continue to build Navistar’s reputation in the global marketplace,” says Daniel Ustian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Warrenville, Ill.-based company.

A 26-year communications veteran, Spangler brings to Navistar a wide range of communications experience. He spent nearly 12 years with Tenneco, where he served as vice president of global communications and was responsible for corporate positioning, communications strategy and policy, executive communications, employee communications, media relations and public relations.

Before joining Tenneco, Jim was director of global public relations and media relations for Arthur Andersen. Jim also spent nearly eight years at Amoco Corp. in roles of increasing responsibility within the company’s public and government affairs group. Spangler began his career as a reporter at City News Bureau of Chicago.