Michael Cancelliere is the new president of truck and parts for Navistar, replacing William Kozek, who will plan and focus on emerging industry opportunities in vehicle electrification.
Cancelliere was recent senior vice president of global parts and customer service, where the company said in a statement that he oversaw three straight years of record profits. He was the VP/GM of IC Bus from February 2004 through October 2007, before assuming the role of VP and GM of the Medium Vehicle Center for a year.
He then served as senior VP and GM of North American parts for six years.
Navistar said Cancelliere, 37-year veteran of the company, will oversee all aspects of the company’s truck and parts business. He reports directly to Persio Lisboa, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“I am excited about this new opportunity, and look forward to growing our share and helping our customers and dealers win by building on our foundation of great new products and industry-leading uptime,” Cancelliere said.
Navistar added that Kozek’s new position, which will also entail “potential disruptive technologies, reports to President and CEO Troy Clarke.
“Bill stepped in during a challenging time for our company four years ago and did a great job steadily rebuilding the International Truck brand, restoring confidence and improving consideration with customers,” Clarke said. “I am confident these changes will build on our recent momentum in the market place, while allowing us to plan for the future changes rapidly coming to our industry.”
Clarke also said that the structural changes brings an “even greater focus to several critical revenue areas of our business,” which includes the return of Bernardo Valenzuela to Navistar as new vice president of export and Mexico’s global operations.