Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that Marc Llistosella has succeeded Dr. Albert Kirchmann as Head of Daimler Trucks Asia as well as President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), the parent company of MFTA.
Llistosella had been responsible for the market entry of Daimler Trucks in India, leading the setup of a greenfield organization, the construction of a production plant and the successful development of the new brand BharatBenz. In August 2014, he joined MFTBC as a Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing & Customer Care with responsibility for the entire MFTBC product portfolio. Llistosella joined Daimler (then known as Daimler-Benz AG) in 1994 and held various management positions in sales and strategy for the company.
Dr. Albert Kirchmann will remain with the company and has moved to become Chairman of DTA and MFTBC to further consult and support and represent Daimler on a political level in Japan.
In taking on the position, Llistosella noted, “I believe in the power of this organization and I am grateful that I have the honor to lead this team. And I must specifically thank my predecessor, Albert Kirchmann; I am taking over a financially healthy company with five years of continuous worldwide sales growth. We will all focus on continuing that upward trend while expanding our product portfolio.”