Daimler’s Renschler out as head of trucks division

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Daimler Trucks is the parent company of Daimler Trucks North America — parent company of Freightliner and Western Star.Daimler Trucks is the parent company of Daimler Trucks North America — parent company of Freightliner and Western Star.

Andreas Renschler will no longer head Daimler Trucks, parent company Daimler AG announced Thursday, Feb. 21. Renschler has headed the company’s trucks division since October 2004, and he’ll be moving to a production and purchasing role for Mercedez-Benz, another Daimler company.

The change will go into effect April 1, and Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard will assume the role as head of Daimler Trucks. Daimler Trucks is the parent company of Daimler Trucks North America — parent company of Freightliner and Western Star — and engine and transmission maker Detroit. 

Bernhard has been on the Daimler AG Board of Management and has headed operations for Mercedes-Benz since February 2010

“Wolfgang Bernhard and Andreas Renschler are two highly experienced members of Daimler’s Board of Management,” said Manfred Bischoff, chairman of the Supervisory Board with AG, in Daimler’s announcement. “With this change, they will both be able to utilize their management know-how from their previous responsibilities within in their new functions, thus expanding their own expertise in all automobile areas.”