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Change of Guard As Karl Deppen Succeeds Hartmut Schick As Member of Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG; Will Be Responsible For Asia

Daimler Truck AG, Asia: Change of Guard Karl Deppen Succeeds Hartmut Schick, As Member of Board of Management.

TNI || New Delhi || 16th Sept 2021

Hartmut Schick (59), who has been with the Daimler Group for the last 35 years in various management positions and is currently the Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG, responsible for Daimler Trucks Asia, will hang his boots on December 31, 2021.

Karl Deppen (55), currently responsible for the Latin America region of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Buses is named as his successor.

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Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler Truck AG, and member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG in a statement said that he would like to thank Hartmut Schick most sincerely for his outstanding commitment for the last three decades as he has successfully contributed to the development of the company in various positions.

He added that specifically, as the head of bus division and thereafter as head of Daimler Trucks Asia, Schick shaped the commercial vehicle business due to his integrative and motivating leadership skills for a decade and beyond.

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Daum also said that he is delighted to have Karl Deppen as Schick’s successor. He added that Deppen has high expertise in the commercial vehicle sector and has proven competence in Asia.

Notably, Deppen has successfully launched numerous projects in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

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With the knowledge and experience that he possesses, he is the right person to handle the commercial vehicle business in Asia, says Martin Daum.

Deppen is currently the CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Buses, Brazil, and is responsible for the Latin American region.