Mitsubishi Fuso names new CEO for North America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) will soon make a leadership change, the company announced. Marc Llistosella, head of Daimler Trucks Asia and president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), the parent company of MFTA, announced that Jecka Glasman will succeed Todd Bloom as MFTA’s president and CEO, effective July 1.

In making the announcement, Llistosella said: “The skill and experience Todd Bloom has gained in the last five years at the helm of MFTA will be used on a number of international assignments for MFTBC. At the same time, MFTA will benefit from the strong, process-focused and fresh, objective viewpoint brought to its leadership by Jecka Glasman. Together, we will continue to work to build the North American market and establish the Fuso brand as a major player in the medium-duty truck segment.”

“I’m very excited by this opportunity and looking forward to growing the Fuso business in the US and Canada,” Glasman said. “Further, I would like to thank Todd Bloom for his leadership and commitment in driving the company forward.”

“Glasman joined MFTBC in November 2014 and has served as MFTA’s business development director, where, in addition to her normal duties, she has been able to work alongside Bloom to help ensure a smooth transition in leadership and continuity of a strategic approach to the market,” the company said.

Prior to joining Fuso, Glasman served as senior vice president for Comverse Inc., the company said. During her 12-year tenure there, she managed large-scale global operations, and held various management positions in sales, customer service, and business operations, MFTA said.

For his part, Bloom echoed Glasman’s sentiments.

“I have truly enjoyed my time with MFTA,” he said. “Our customers are some of the most loyal in the industry and our dealer network has remained committed to exceeding customer needs, especially given the turbulent economy we’ve all lived through for the past several years. I’m looking forward to new opportunities with FUSO globally, and I wish Jecka well as she charts a course for even greater success in the years ahead.”

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