PORTLAND, OREGON…Freightliner LLC announced that Jerome Guillen has been named General Manager, New Product Development. In his position, Guillen will be responsible for directing the management of key new product development programs for the company’s business units. He will manage a cross-functional team including members from engineering, manufacturing, quality, sales, marketing and purchasing to ensure products that optimize quality, customer satisfaction, safety, efficiency and cost. He reports directly to Rainer Schmueckle, President and CEO of Freightliner LLC.
Guillen joins Freightliner from McKinsey & Company, Inc., the international management consulting firm. In addition to an acute business focus, he draws from a broad experience in product development from his multiple engagements in the North American automotive and trucking industries, both for OEMs and suppliers.
A native of France, Guillen holds a M.S. in mechanical engineering and a M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Polytechnic University in Madrid. His educational credentials also include a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He is fluent in French, English, and Spanish.