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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles announces new Chief of Operations & Logistics

daimler-india-commercial-vehicles-announces-new-chief-of-operations-logistics 11th June 2024, Chennai

Chennai – Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG (“Daimler Truck”) names Mr. Muthumaruthachalam C as President and Chief of Operations & Logistics. His appointment will be effective August 15, 2024. He replaces the former Chief Operating Officer Mr. Anshum Jain who moved on from the organisation in April 2024.

Mr. Muthumaruthachalam began his journey with DICV in 2009, during the early project phase as a specialist in heavy-duty truck project management, playing a pivotal role in the market launch of BharatBenz products in 2012. Subsequently, he moved into a leadership position in quality management to oversee BharatBenz trucks' warranty analysis and product reliability.

In 2015, he relocated to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) where he was responsible for product reliability and warranty for FUSO Trucks and Buses, globally. He returned to DICV in March 2020 as Head of Supply Chain Management & Logistics. Since March 2023, he has been spearheading the newly-formed ‘Procurement & Supply Chain Management’ organization as President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. His extensive global experience and profound understanding of process management have driven his success within the Daimler Truck organization.

Mr. Satyakam Arya, Managing Director & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles said, "Muthu is a DICV veteran and has been with our organization since we set up our greenfield in Oragadam. I am pleased to see him assume his new role within our organisation. His proven experience and leadership within the Daimler Truck organization in India and overseas, in areas of procurement, supply chain management and quality make him the right choice to drive our operations and logistics business functions, which comprise the largest portion of our workforce. His contributions towards skillfully managing our supply chain and procurement in the most challenging times is his greatest asset.”

In his new role, Mr. Muthumaruthachalam will be a member of DICV’s core leadership team reporting to Mr. Satyakam Arya, the Managing Director & CEO of DICV. He will oversee Operations & Logistics, Manufacturing Engineering and Truck Operating System departments in DICV. He will be responsible for ensuring seamless operational workflows, enhancing manufacturing processes and driving the efficiency and effectiveness of truck operating systems.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Muthumaruthachalam C, President and Chief of Operations & Logistics, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles said, "I feel honored as I assume my new role in DICV at a time when we are building the foundation for a new era of commercial mobility. My journey with Daimler Truck and DICV has been long, rich with learnings and incredibly fulfilling. I look forward to working closely with our talented teams, guiding them and giving them a conducive environment to thrive and succeed in our organisation.”

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