Martin Daum has been appointed as the Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for the Daimler Buses and Daimler Trucks divisions. The appointment takes effect as of 1 March 2017 and is for a period of five years. He succeeds the previous holder of this role, Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, who is leaving the company for personal reasons (Bus and Coach Buyer People 1419, 3 March 2017). Since June 2009, Martin has been President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies. Before that, he was a member of the management of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Europe as Vice President Production Mercedes-Benz Trucks and at the same time was responsible for the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, the world’s biggest truck plant. Daum started his career in the trainee executive group of Daimler-Benz AG in 1987.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG, Dr. Manfred Bischoff, said, ‘With Martin Daum, we are appointing a very successful and experienced executive to the Board of Management as Head of the Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses divisions. He looks back on 20 years of experience in the industry and knows the cyclical commercial vehicle business from all perspectives. We are convinced that he will successfully meet the upcoming challenges in the next years, continue along the successful path of Daimler Trucks & Buses and further strengthen their worldwide leading positions.’