Navistar Engine Group has created three regional business units to
better focus on its expanding customer base around the world. The three
units North America, South America and Global will be led by a team
of Navistar veterans.
Eric Tech has been promoted to president, Navistar Engine Group, from
his previous position as vice president and general manager, leading
the growth of this multi-national business.
Andy Dondlinger becomes vice president and general manager of North
American business operations, from general manager, Vee and Inline
Waldey Sanchez continues as president and CEO of Navistar’s South American engine operation, MWM-International.
Jose Eduardo Luzzi, formerly director of sales and marketing for
MWM-International, becomes vice president and general manager of
Navistar’s Global Operations.
David LaPalomento becomes vice president of Global Integration, from vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.
Jim Jesionowski becomes director, Global Manufacturing Engineering and Quality.
“This is a significant next step in achieving our vision to transform
Navistar Engine Group into a thriving global business that will provide
clean diesel solutions wherever there’s a need for power,” said Tech.
The new business unit leaders report directly to Tech.
The reorganization supports a number of strategic business goals,
including to ensure the continued delivery of innovative MaxxForce
brand engines to the North American on-highway marketplace, including
MaxxForce Advanced EGR emissions technology for 2010 and beyond; and
growing in other automotive and industrial segments in NAFTA countries.
The group also hopes to partner with new OEM customers in established
and emerging markets under Euro emissions regulations; create a global
platform for continuous improvement in product quality, performance and
fuel-efficiency; develop common quality and manufacturing processes
across our multi-national engine operations and joint ventures; and
support Navistar Global Truck Group and Navistar Global Bus division in
non-NAFTA growth areas.
“Our growth has given Navistar Engine Group the scale to realize big
competitive advantages on the global stage,” said Tech, “including
broader supply base choices, recruitment of top industry talent,
competitive cost structure and more depth in technical expertise and
facilities. This all fuels our ability to deliver great products for a
growing number of customers that value low emissions as well as
capability, performance, reliability and durability.”