The Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG has appointed John O’Leary as the next president and CEO of DTNA.
Effective April 1, 2021, O’Leary will follow Roger Nielsen, who will retire effective April 30, 2021, after 35 years in the company, the last four years as its president and CEO.
O’Leary, 60, started at DTNA with Freightliner in 2000. After establishing internal transformation-processes, he led the U.S. school bus business as the president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. From 2010, O´Leary was the senior vice president for the Aftermarket business before becoming the CFO of DTNA in 2012 under then-president Martin Daum (2009-2017) and Roger Nielsen (2017 to 2020).