Kapur tabbed to lead International's truck group

Dee Kapur has joined International Truck and Engine Corporation as president of the truck group, it was announced today. International Truck and Engine Corporation is the operating company of Navistar International Corporation, the nation’s largest combined commercial truck, school bus and mid-range diesel engine producer. Kapur, 48, will lead the company’s truck and school bus business, including engineering and product development, manufacturing, vehicle center teams and sales and support. He also was named a member of the company’s executive council, which has responsibility for the overall operating results and strategic direction of the company.“Dee has accomplished much in his career in the automotive and truck markets and has developed expertise in the areas of product quality and reliability and value engineering,” said Daniel C. Ustian, president and chief executive officer of Navistar. “He has established a winning record of outstanding product performance and leadership in quality and reliability that fits well with the competencies of our team of leaders in the truck group.”Kapur spent nearly 27 years with Ford Motor Company. He was executive director, Ford Outfitters for Ford’s North American truck operations and was responsible for all Ford SUVs. He led the launch of the all new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. In addition to having responsibilities for all SUVs, he ran Ford’s full size pick-up business for four years, developing numerous products, including the F150 Super Crew, the F150 Harley-Davidson and the just introduced all-new F150.

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