Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA announced that Steven Goodale, currently managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed vice president of Daimler Truck Financial, a business unit of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.
Goodale takes the place of Juergen Rochert, currently vice president of Daimler Truck Financial, who will take on a new assignment as managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia and New Zealand, the company said. The changes are effective immediately.
"Steven brings a deep understanding of the commercial trucking industry and broad leadership experience within financial services to Daimler Truck Financial," said Peter Zieringer, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and regional head of Daimler Financial Services Americas. "He will continue to build upon the strong partnerships with our brand partner Daimler Trucks North America and our commercial dealers to provide exceptional support to our valued fleet, owner/operator, municipal and vocational customers."
Goodale began his career with the company in 1985, as a part-time adjuster at Chrysler Credit Corporation, while completing his bachelor's degree at Wichita State University. He has held several positions in the U.S. and Germany, including the head of Global Credit Operations; vice president of Credit and National Accounts; vice president of customer service, Collections and Remarketing; as well as zone manager in Philadelphia and New Orleans.
In this new position, Goodale will be responsible for all activities within Daimler Truck Financial and is a member of the company's executive leadership team, the company noted. He will be based in the company's Operations Center in Fort Worth, Texas.