Navistar Names New President in China
Previously, Mr Meister worked in number of senior leadership roles at General Motors, and was responsible to establish its operations in China, including its automotive joint venture with SAIC and its Delphi automotive systems business unit.
Mr Meister has vast experience in automotive and commercial vehicle industry, mainly in the Chinese market. He joined Fiat Group in 2006 and served as general manager of China operations for the Iveco commercial vehicle division and vice president of business development at Fiat China.
Troy Clarke, president of Navistar Asia-Pacific, said: â€œWe are proud to have Rudi join the Navistar team and are confident that his leadership background and experience in China will play an important role as we look to expand our business in the Chinese market.â€
In September 2010, Navistar has signed joint venture agreements with JAC to develop, build and market advanced diesel commercial engines and advanced commercial vehicles in China.
The new joint ventures are subject to finalization of certain procedural steps and the finalization of certain ancillary commercial agreements among the parties.
Mr Meister said: â€œIâ€™m proud to be leading our efforts in China with a truly great partner - JAC. Weâ€™re excited to combine our pioneering expertise in building trucks and engines with JACâ€™s local knowledge of the Chinese commercial vehicle market and their expertise in commercial vehicle exports to other global markets.
â€œThis venture with a strong partner such as JAC enables us to understand the market quickly as we grow our business in China.â€
In May 2011, Navistar has named William Osborne as vice president of custom products. In this role, Mr Osborne will have accountability for its Monaco RV and Workhorse business units.
Navistar is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and WorkhorseÂ® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans.
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