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Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Announces New Board Appointments


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MELBOURNE – Feb 12, 2014: Following the global restructuring by parent company Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific (MBAuP) today announced details of the business unit heads on the Board of Directors of MBAuP.

The revised structure is known under the banner of Customer Dedication and sees individual business units reporting directly to Daimler AG.

Horst von Sanden remains in the role of Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia & New Zealand and takes on the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer of the Legal Entity, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd, effective 1 January 2014.

Daniel Whitehead is appointed Managing Director Daimler Truck and Bus. Daniel is currently serving as Executive Vice President of Aftersales China and is looking forward to his homecoming to Australia in his new role effective 1 March 2014.

Diane Tarr, formerly General Manager Vans, is appointed Managing Director Vans, effective 1 January 2014.

Horst von Sanden said “ This is an exciting time for Daimler in Australia with the full integration of Sales, Marketing and Service and Parts into the respective business units of Passenger Cars, Daimler Truck and Bus and Service and Mercedes-Benz Vans. We know this will give us an even greater ability to meet our customer’s expectations. We had a very successful year last year across all of our business units and the full integration of each division provides us with the opportunity to further enhance our customer experience as we continue with our growth strategy.”