All change at the top at Daimler

first_imgThe man who now has overall global responsibility for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner, Fuso, Western Star, BharatBenz and Daimler’s bus brands, is the former ceo of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Martin Daum.Daum faces some tough challenges in his new role. By its standards, Daimler had a difficult 2016 with contracting global markets resulting in a 14 percent fall in sales to 493,000 units and revenues decreasing by EUR4 billion (USD4.3 billion). An economist by training, Daum started his career as a trainee executive with Daimler-Benz in 1987. Prior to moving to head up Daimler’s US commercial vehicle operation, he was vice president production at Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Germany, with responsibility for Mercedes’ vast truck plant in Wörth. Daimler’s commercial-vehicle business in the US and NAFTA region developed significantly under Daum’s leadership.Despite the collapse in the North American Class 8 truck market, DTNA’s market share in NAFTA Class 6 to 8 trucks for 2017 year-to-date stands at 40.8 percent.The new president and ceo of DTNA, is Roger Nielsen. Nielsen began his career as an engineer with the Freightliner Corporation in 1986. Since 2001, Nielsen has been responsible for the entire DTNA manufacturing network, as well as all levels of operations in quality, supplier management, logistics, and customer application engineering. Prior to this he was president of Freightliner Specialty Vehicles, which bodes well for DTNA’s heavy haulage customers. The new boss of Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and the Detroit Diesel Corporation, said about his appointment: “I look forward to building on the outstanding success achieved by the DTNA team under Martin’s leadership.” Martin DaumRoger Nielsen www.daimler.comlast_img read more

Uniwheels repels overtime, J. Cordon earns top seed

first_imgNo.1 ranked J. Cordon Construction-DPWH2nd District also earned their twice-to-beat advantage against the 4th placedGuimaras Leopards. Uniwheels relied on the cold-bloodedexploits of reinforcements Prince Eze and Mark Ceniza durin the overtimeperiod. Their victory was considered ‘huge’, asthey secured 2nd place heading to the semis with a twice-to-beat advantage overthe 3rd seeded ODM team. JARO, ILOILO CITY-  Uniwheels handed  On D’ Move Sportswear their second straightdefeat in the closing game of the elimination round of the Mayor Jerry P.Treñas Basketball Tournament on Saturday night at the Jaro Gymnasium. Meanwhile, Asialink/E&C Truckingconcluded their tournament run with an impressive victory over their sisterteam Doce SBC-Iloilo Doctors College despite having players from Santa ClaritaInternational School primes that played last Saturday in the Chooks-to-Go SM-National Basketball Training Center(NBTC) Tournament-Iloilo leg./PNlast_img read more

Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space

first_img Related European Space Agency(HONOLULU) — The spread of lava in the Puna district of Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten so large that it can be seen from space.The European Space Agency (ESA) tweeted unbelievable photos of the lava that has gushed from more than 20 fissures on the island since Kilauea erupted on May 3. Fissures No. 6, 13 and 22 have been the most active, flowing to the southeast into the ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The photos were taken on May 23 and shared by the ESA on Friday.There have been a total of 82 structures damaged from the lava so far, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Of those damaged, 41 are houses.The acreage covered by lava as of Friday night in Hawaii was 2,232 acres, officials said. The Civil Defense Agency also noted that 37 homes are “isolated” either due to lava surrounding them or roads being cut off by the flow.There’s still a potential for lava to cut off all access to the Lower Puna area, which would trigger the helicopter evacuations that officials have been planning.As of Friday, there were 230 people in shelters, the agency said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

QPR v Man United: Falcao STARTS for the Red Devils at Loftus Road

first_imgRadamel Falcao will START Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.The Colombian striker was dropped for the defeat against Southampton last Sunday, a match which Louis van Gaal’s side lost 1-0.But the 28-year-old has been recalled for the trip to west London.Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Carrick, Valencia, Di Maria, Mata, Blind, Rooney, Falcao.Subs: Evans, Januzaj, Ander Herrera, Fellaini, Valdes, McNair, Wilson.QPR: Green, Isla, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Austin, Zamora.Subs: Caulker, Ferdinand, McCarthy, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Taarabt, Zarate. Radamel Falcao 1last_img