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Daimler names new boss at Mercedes-Benz Trucks

A former member of the executive board at Scania has defected to rival Daimler Truck AG where she has been appointed as the new head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Named as the newest member of the Daimler Truck AG Board of Management, Karin Rådström will take the reigns at Mercedes-Benz Trucks where she succeed Stefan Buchner, who announced his retirement in April after 30 years at the company.

Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler Truck AG welcomed Rådström to the global leadership team.

“She has a wealth of international experience in the commercial vehicles industry and a proven track record in shaping a customer focused sales organization and brand experience,” he said.

At Scania, where she began as a trainee, Rådström had been responsible for Sales and Marketing since 2019.

Since 2007, Sweden-born Rådström, has held various managerial positions within Scania’s sales and service organization including the Head of the company’s bus and coach business as well as starting up the connected vehicle business.

(Image: Karin Rådström Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks).

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