Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Announces New Product Manager for RV Product Line

GAFFNEY, S.C., January 13, 2006—Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Sippel as Product Manager for the RV Product Line. Tony will be relocating to FCCC headquarters in Gaffney, S.C.

Tony joined FCCC as a Senior Design Engineer in October of 1996. In 1998, he was promoted to Development Engineer at FCCC; in 1999, he was promoted to Technical Sales Manager for the RV Product Line; and for the past three years he has resided in Middlebury, Ind., where he was responsible for several OEMs in the Elkhart area.

According to Dean Schaper, FCCC Director of Sales and Marketing, “We look confidently to Tony to lead our RV Marketing and Product Development projects, helping us maintain and enhance our industry lead.”

Sippel is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minor in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, school bus and shuttle bus markets. It is a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner produces and markets Class 3 – 8 vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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