WARRENVILLE, Ill. (December 17, 2007) International Truck and Engine Corporation, a subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ), today announced the appointment of Steve Bruford as vice president of global product creation for its truck group.
Bruford will provide engineering and product development leadership for all of Navistar’s truck product lines and will reside at Navistar’s Truck Development and Technology Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. He will report to Ramin Younessi, vice president, business and product operations.
“Steve brings to our company a distinguished reputation in the field of automotive and commercial vehicle engineering,” said Dee Kapur, president, Truck Group, International Truck and Engine Corporation. “His extensive product development knowledge and experience in global program management will help us continue to develop great products for customers all over the world.”
With more than 29 years of global product development experience in all fields of automotive engineering and commercial vehicle design as well as the defense industry, Bruford has performed in a number of executive level assignments prior to joining Navistar. He has served in supplier roles as well as a vertically integrated OEM and holds 19 design patents.
Bruford received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Loughborough University in Loughborough, England. In addition, he holds a master’s in science from Hertfordshire University in Hatfield, England.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ), International Truck and Engine Corporation is a leading producer of medium trucks, heavy trucks, severe service vehicles, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, parts and service. International and its affiliates sell their products, parts and services through a network of nearly 1,000 dealer outlets in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico and from more than 60 dealers in 90 countries throughout the world. Additional information is available at: www.navistar.com.
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