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Daimler Trucks N.A. appoints Stefan Kürschner as CFO

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has appointed Stefan Kürschner to the role of chief financial officer.

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Kürschner’s appointment to CFO is effective May 1. He will retain his role as a member of DTNA’s eight-member operating committee and report to Jochen Götz, executive vice president, finance and controlling at Daimler Trucks and Buses. A replacement to the role of senior vice president of aftermarket at DTNA will be named at a later time.

Most recently, Kürschner served as the senior vice president of aftermarket, where he led DTNA’s aftermarket functions, including customer experience, dealer service, distribution network development, parts sales, marketing and distribution, Alliance Parts, and Detroit Reman.

The company says owing to his vision, DTNA achieved its original goal of the three-day turnaround on vehicle repairs, and then reset that goal to 24 hours or less. And, under his leadership, DTNA is already achieving that targeted metric for almost 70% of repairs, the company says.

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Prior to his four years as senior vice president of aftermarket, the company says Kürschner transformed the Mexican market for DTNA, revitalizing both the Daimler Trucks Mexico workforce and the dealer network.

Over the entirety of his 26-year career with Daimler, Kürschner has held a variety of management positions around the world, including in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and the aforementioned Mexico and the U.S. He holds a master’s degree with emphasis on logistics and international management from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Read our most recent executive interview with Kürschner

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