Detroit Diesel Announces Management Appointments

Company names new chief quality and chief compliance officers

DETROIT, Michigan — Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) today announced the appointments of John Galbraith to the position of chief quality officer and Glenn Lysinger to the newly created position of chief compliance officer. Both will report to Carsten Reinhardt, president and chief executive officer of Detroit Diesel Corporation.

As Chief Quality Officer, John Galbraith, 44, will oversee all quality activities for the company including Supplier Quality, Reliability and Warranty. He joined Detroit Diesel in May 2004, as director of warranty improvement. Prior to joining Detroit Diesel, Galbraith spent 14 years at Cummins, Inc. During his tenure with the company, Galbraith held a variety of positions of progressive responsibilit in the areas of heavy duty engine development and reliability.

"John brings a wealth of experience and insight to his new role as our quality chief," said Reinhardt. "With his industry knowledge and background, I am confident we will make significant progress in our quality efforts. I look forward to John's leadership in this critical area as we work toward a successful launch for EPA '07."

Galbraith holds a Ph.D in engineering from Glasgow College of Technology and a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Strathclyde. Additionally, he is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

With the newly created position of Chief Compliance Officer - NAFTA Powertrain, Glenn W. Lysinger, 54, is responsible for the management of all NAFTA Powertrain technical affairs with governmental and industry agencies. This includes all activities relating to emissions compliance, safety and government funded research. In addition to this role, Lysinger is also appointed Program Manager for the 2010 Emission Program. He will lead Detroit Diesel's efforts to finalize its technology and coordinate related efforts with respect to industry support infrastructure and EPA compliance.

"Having been at Detroit Diesel for more than 30 years, Glenn has contributed a great amount to the organization," said Reinhardt. "With Glenn's technical background and institutional knowledge of Detroit Diesel, I know he will serve the company well in his new capacity as he continues to make an impact in the future of our products and our technologies."

Prior to his current role, Lysinger held the positions of chief quality officer from 2004 to 2005 and vice president - Customer Assurance, from 1996 to 2004. From 1988 to 1996 he served as director of Reliability and Service. Lysinger held a variety of positions in Engineering including Reliability, Materials Engineering, Customer Assurance, Program Management, and Project Engineering from 1972 to1988. He joined Detroit Diesel in 1970 as a college-student-in-training.

Lysinger holds a bachelor's of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is also a Certified Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Engineering Society, and the American Society for Quality.

Detroit Diesel Corporation is the leading manufacturer of on-highway heavy-duty diesel engines for the commercial truck market. The company offers a complete line of engines from 170 to 515 horsepower for the on-highway and vocational markets. Through its corporate headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Diesel is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of these products, in addition to supporting alternative and hybrid engine strategies for the commercial truck marketplace. Detroit Diesel is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler and part of the Freightliner group of companies.

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