Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced changes in its top management. In line with the recently announced Daimler Trucks Asian Business Model involving the integration of certain key areas, the first integration involves the R&D of DICV and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), a Daimler Company, Japan. Accordingly, Aydogan Cakmaz, who was until now Head R&D at DICV, takes over as Head R&D for Trucks Asia and will be based at the MFTBC headquarters at Kawasaki, Japan. He will oversee all R&D operations of Daimler Trucks for Asia.
Hidekazo Kanno, who was Head Product Lifecycle Management at MFTBC, Japan, takes over as Head R&D for DICV, at Chennai. He will now report to Aydogan Cakmaz. In another change not related to the Asian Business Model, Sanjiv Khurana, who was CFO at DICV completes his term at DICV and takes over as President Remanufacturing Division, Daimler Trucks North America at Portland, Oregon, USA. Parthasarathy Thota, who was hitherto Head Light/Medium-duty Trucks Project for BharatBenz at DICV, takes over as the CFO of DICV. All these appointments are effective 1 July 2013.