Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corporation Names New Plant Manager

TOOELE, Utah — Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corporation today announced the appointment of Dave Atherton as vice president and general manager of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing - West in Tooele, Utah. In this position, Atherton is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the remanufacturing facility.

"With Dave's engineering and manufacturing background, he's a great choice to lead one of our five remanufacturing facilities," said Jim Morrow, president of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corporation. "Plus, his focus on customers and quality provide a great foundation from which to continue building our remanufacturing capabilities in Tooele."

Prior to his current role, Atherton served as product engineering manager for Detroit Diesel Corporation from 1999 to June 2005. This position included responsibility for external engine components and exhaust gas recirculation components for the Series 60 on-highway truck engine, as well as component development for the Series 2000 and 4000 off-highway diesel engines. In 1998, he was named staff project engineer. Prior to this, Atherton progressed through the organization holding positions of increasing responsibility on the Manufacturing and Engineering staffs. Atherton began his career in 1981 as a machinist and millwright at Algoma Steel Corporation in Canada.

Atherton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corporation, a subsidiary of Detroit Diesel Corporation, remanufactures and markets a complete line of diesel engines and related products in North America, including the reliabilt brand. For more than 40 years, reliabilt has been one of the most respected names in the aftermarket business with ready-to-install products for on-highway and off-highway power-systems.

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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