Navistar CEO Persio Lisboa Announces Executive Appointments

Persio Lisboa, CEO of Navistar
Navistar CEO Persio Lisboa by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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Navistar International Corp. announced three executive appointments under the leadership of newly named CEO Persio Lisboa, effective immediately.

“I’m pleased to announce these three new strategic appointments to our company’s leadership team,” said Lisboa, who became CEO July 1. “They have successfully applied their expertise and have continually proven their value to the organization.”

Friedrich Baumann was named president of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales. He will be responsible for the complete commercial process for customers and dealers and will continue to serve as liaison with Navistar’s alliance partner, Traton Group. Baumann will work closely with Michael Cancelliere, who will retire after a successful 40-year career with Navistar, to ensure a smooth transition.

Phil Christman has taken on additional responsibilities in his role as president of Operations. He will lead Navistar’s global operations, including the Brazil, Mexico and global export businesses. This is in addition to his oversight of procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.

Robert Walsh accepted the position of vice president of Emerging Technologies, Strategy and Planning. He will manage the recently announced partnership with TuSimple and will oversee the development of Navistar’s newest business unit, NEXT eMobility Solutions. Walsh will lead the Strategy and Planning group. He returns to Navistar, where he previously served for 15 years in several roles, including president of Navistar Defense.

“I’m confident they are the right leaders to accelerate the pace of our progress toward our Navistar 4.0 business strategy,” Lisboa said.

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