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January 22, 2014 3:30 PM, EST
DTNA’s Mark Lampert to Retire
John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Mark Lampert, Daimler Trucks North America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire at the end of March, the company said.

Lampert has worked for DTNA for more than 20 years, having started as the vice president of sales for its Freightliner Canada unit, DTNA said in a Jan. 22 statement.

“I am extremely grateful to have spent over 20 years with this great company, and I am deeply honored to have had the opportunity to lead Freightliner to its present position as undisputed market leader across each and every commercial vehicle segment,” Lampert said.

“Daimler Trucks North America owes a huge debt of gratitude for Mark’s unwavering commitment to sales and marketing excellence,” said Martin Daum, CEO of DTNA. “His goal of achieving undisputed market leadership is unquestioned as he leaves the company’s sales and marketing team positioned for continued prosperity.”

Richard Howard will take over Lampert’s position. Howard leads Daimler’s financial services business for Africa and Asia, and has worked for the Germany-based company for more than two decades.

DTNA sells Freightliner and Western Star trucks, as well as Detroit brand engines.