Henning O. Bruns Has Been Named the General Manager for the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, NC

April 22, 2015

CLEVELAND, N.C. ““ April 16, 2015 ““ Henning O. Bruns has been named the General Manager for the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, NC.

Bruns joined Daimler in 1991 and has worked in Operations functions in Passenger Car (Bremen, Germany and Tuscaloosa, Ala.), as well as in Trucks (Sao Bernardo, Brazil and Mannheim, Germany). From 2001 until 2006 Bruns was responsible for several truck launches as Product Line Manager for Mercedes-Benz Atego and Axor trucks. In 2007 Bruns was appointed General Manager and Vice President of Operations for Detroit Diesel Corporation, a position he held until 2012, where he led the launch of the Detroit’s™ heavy duty engine family including DD13®, DD15®, DD16®.

“I am excited by the opportunity to lead the Cleveland team and return to the South, where my family has many good memories from our years in Alabama,” said Bruns. “During my time in Redford, I visited Cleveland several times and observed firsthand how passionate the Cleveland team is about building the Freightliner flagship Cascadia® as the market leading heavy duty truck in North America. Together with a strong team, I will make every effort to fulfill the increasing demand of our long-term fleet customers.”

“The Cleveland truck manufacturing plant is essential to Daimler Trucks North America’s ability to meet increasing customer demand for Freightliner’s industry leading Cascadia Evolution and the new Western Star 5700,” said Roger Nielsen, Daimler Trucks North America’s Chief Operating Officer. “We welcome Henning’s extensive background and experience to this key company role.”

Before taking over as Plant Manager in Cleveland, Bruns has served the last three years as Head of Product Planning and Strategy for Daimler Trucks focusing on new truck markets and supporting Daimler’s China joint venture with Auman Trucks. He received his Master’s degree in Engineering from Texas Tech University. Bruns will assume his new role May 1, 2015.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. It manufactures, sells, and services commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler Company

Statement From Association Of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater Regarding Today’s Introduction Of Bipartisan, Bicameral Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation:

I applaud today’s introduction of The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). This vital piece of legislation allows the president to send comprehensive trade agreements promoting American manufacturing directly to Congress for an up-or-down vote.

TPA would allow this administration or a future administration to tear down trade barriers and help equipment manufacturers establish new markets for their products abroad. It’s a rare issue on which Republicans in Congress agree with President Obama, and lawmakers should move quickly to capitalize on this moment of bipartisan agreement.

AEM is a Milwaukee-based trade organization representing almost 900 manufacturers of construction, agricultural, forestry and mining equipment