Navistar-Cat JV names new president

June 30, 2011
NC2, the 50/50 joint venture for global truck operations between Navistar and Caterpillar, has named Phil Christman president

NC2, the 50/50 joint venture for global truck operations between Navistar and Caterpillar, has named Phil Christman president. Christman replaces Al Saltiel, who rejoins Navistar as chief marketing officer. Christman is a member of NC2’s board of directors. Saltiel had been vp of marketing for Navistar before beginning a two-year term as NC2 president.

“Phil’s product and industry knowledge and Al’s ability to advance Navistar’s brand strategy make both men well suited for their new roles,” said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar’s chairman, president & CEO. “During his time at NC2, Al did an outstanding job of introducing Cat and International products and dealers in key markets. He’ll bring bold ideas to our mission of growing Navistar brands globally. Phil’s extensive experience growing our global business makes him the ideal leader to take our JV with Caterpillar to the next level.”

Navistar has also named Jim Spangler chief communications officer in charge of global corporate communications. Spangler spent nearly 12 years with Tenneco, where he served as vp of global communications and was responsible for corporate positioning, communications strategy and policy, executive communications, employee communications, media relations and PR.

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