Daimler India Commercial Vehicles announces top management rejig

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), the wholly-owned subsidiary of global commercial vehicle major Daimler AG, today announced senior level changes in the light of progress of its Asian Business Model. 

Satyakam Arya, Vice-President, Procurement DICV, will move to MFTBC (Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation), Japan as Vice-President, Procurement, Daimler Trucks Asia. 

Arya, who has been with DICV since 2009, will also assume the role as the Global Commodity Head of Mechatronics for Daimler Trucks, effective September 1, 2014, DICV said in a statement. 

The company further said Yasuhiko Kondo, General Manager, Life Cycle Management and Governance and Operations Management Procurement, MFTBC will take over the role of Vice-President, Procurement at DICV. 

Kondo has served in the area of Life Cycle Management and Procurement since 2005 at MFTBC, Japan. 

Mathew Oommen, Assistant Vice-President, Product Engineering, will take-over as Vice-President (Supply Chain Management), DICV effective August 1, 2014. 

He has been fully involved in the product engineering and full vehicle integration and was actively involved for medium- and heavy-duty projects from inception at DICV and has made substantial contribution to DICV's focus on creating trucks for India, the company aded. 

The Asian Business Model that was introduced by Daimler Trucks last year - combining the core strengths of MFTBC and DICV under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), is growing exponentially both at the operational and functional level. 

Subsequent to the first wave integration of R&D & Life Cycle Management functions, the organisation is expanding the scope of integration in procurement and supply chain management and logistics.

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