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Mack, Daimler, ATRI appoint new leadership

May 12, 2023
Stephen Roy rises to president of Mack Trucks, Randy DeBortoli is appointed SVP of engineering and technology at Daimler Truck North America, and Jim Burg joins ATRI's board.
Stephen Roy has been appointed president of Mack Trucks and a new member of Volvo Group´s executive board. On June 1, he will succeed Martin Weissburg, who is retiring.

Stephen Roy began his Volvo Group career in 1996 and currently holds the position of Volvo Construction Equipment’s head of region North America. Before his current role, he has held many senior positions within Volvo Group since 2016, including within Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America.

Before joining the Volvo Group in 1996, Roy was responsible for direct sales of leasing services and niche market development for Cargill Leasing Corporation’s vendor transportation group.

See also: Mack reveals Granite CNG model

Roy serves on the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) board and chairs AEM’s construction equipment sector board. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University.

Martin Weissburg has served as a Volvo Group Executive Board member for over a decade. He has led Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Construction Equipment, and Mack Trucks. He will now join the Board of Nova Bus.

Randy DeBortoli named SVP of engineering and technology at Daimler Truck North America

Daimler Truck North America has appointed Randy DeBortoli as senior vice president of engineering and technology, effective July 1.

DeBortoli began his career at DTNA in 1992 and brings over 30 years of experience in heavy vehicle engineering at the truck manufacturer to his new role. From starting as a mechanical engineer for Freightliner to serving as manager for custom engineering to director of engineering for the Western Star brand, and then chief engineer assignments since 2012, DeBortoli has held numerous roles at the company. In his current position, he has led the product validation engineering department at DTNA since 2021.

As SVP of engineering and technology, DeBortoli will oversee all vehicle development functional areas such as engineering platform management, vehicle engineering, product validation, product compliance and regulatory affairs, and future technology development, including advanced engineering and autonomous truck engineering.

See also: Daimler Truck team grows more positive on sales outlook

“Randy DeBortoli’s tenured background and deep knowledge of our company, products, customers, and industry will be instrumental in helping to drive forward our vision of leading sustainable transportation,” said John O’Leary, president and CEO of DTNA.

As a member of the company’s senior leadership team reporting directly to John O’Leary, DeBortoli will serve on DTNA’s operating committee, succeeding Rainer Mueller-Finkeldei, who will take on the role of head of product engineering at Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Stuttgart, Germany, as recently announced

DeBortoli holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Jim Burg joins ATRI board

James Burg Trucking Company President Jim Burg was appointed to the board of directors of the American Transportation Research Institute.

Burg began his career in trucking over 40 years ago. He was an owner-operator for eight years before incorporating and licensing his company, James Burg Trucking Company, a flatbed carrier currently operating over 90 trucks throughout the Midwest.

See also: ATRI names research priorities for 2023

During his career, Burg has logged over 1.3 million miles operating commercial motor vehicles. He has spent much of his time on innovative truck and trailer design to achieve the most efficient flatbed equipment in the industry.

Burg has served on numerous committees and boards of the American Trucking Associations, PrePass Safety Alliance, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and the Michigan State Police.

“Jim has been a loyal supporter of ATRI, and we are excited to welcome him to the Board of Directors. As a regional carrier, he brings an important perspective to the board, and we look forward to his involvement as we continue to address trucking’s top research priorities,” said ATRI Chair and President, CEO, and Chairman of Werner Enterprises (No. 13 on the FleetOwner 500: For Hire), Derek Leathers.

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