LISLE, Ill. – July 7, 2015 – Navistar, Inc. today announced the appointment of José Eduardo Luzzi as president and CEO of Navistar Mercosur, effective July 8, 2015. Luzzi will take on this role in addition to his role as president of MWM International Motores, Navistar’s South American engine business. Luzzi will replace Waldey Sanchez who will remain with Navistar as a strategic advisor for Navistar business ventures in the Mercosur region.
Sanchez has been a recognized leader in the Brazilian automotive industry for more than four decades, leading Navistar Mercosur since 2011. He drove the establishment of International® Engines South America when its predecessor was acquired by Navistar in 1999, and he led the 2005 acquisition and consolidation of MWM International Motores.
Luzzi most recently served as president of MWM. In his 30 years with the company, he has worked in various roles of increasing responsibility in Brazil and other global locations.
“Waldey has been an important part of this business for more than 40 years and will continue to lend his knowledge and expertise for future business opportunities,” said Persio Lisboa, Navistar president of operations. “In the transition to Luzzi, we have an experienced and capable leader who is well prepared to lead our business operations in the region.”
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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