Warrenville, Illinois - May 03, 2007
Navistar International Corporation today announced the appointment of Ramin Younessi as vice president of truck group strategy and business operations.
Younessi joins Navistar from Freightliner, a division of DaimlerChrysler, where he was most recently general manager and chief engineer of product validation. Younessi succeeds John Lamoureux, who recently became vice president of global sourcing and business development.
"Ramin brings a wealth of knowledge about the truck business, technical expertise and high standards for performance along with a broad view of our marketplace to his new role," said Dee Kapur, president, Truck Group, Navistar International Corporation. "His confidence in our strategy brings him to Navistar and will help us expand our horizons even further."
With more than 20 years experience in the truck industry, Younessi has held a variety of roles in domestic and international operations and product development. In his 13-year career with Freightliner, Younessi held numerous executive positions in marketing and product planning, as well as several assignments in Freightliner's engineering organization.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, he holds master's degrees in electrical engineering and engineering management from Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, respectively.
Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) is the parent company of International Truck and Engine Corporation. The company produces International® brand commercial trucks, mid-range diesel engines and IC brand school buses, Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans, and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. Navistar is also a provider of truck and diesel engine parts. A wholly owned subsidiary offers financing services. Additional information is available at: www.navistar.com.