The Freightliner Group Names Joshua Palmer General Manager of Dealer Operations

PORTLAND, OREGON.....The Freightliner Group today named Joshua Palmer General Manager of Dealer Operations, effective immediately. In his new role, Palmer will be responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s North American distribution system including the dealer networks for Freightliner Trucks, Sterling Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Thomas Built Buses and American LaFrance. He reports to Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Freightliner Trucks.

“Josh Palmer has demonstrated decisive leadership and a clear vision in a wide variety of sales, product and distribution matters,” Lampert said. “He is an excellent choice to lead the Freightliner Group’s efforts to further grow and strengthen the distribution networks of all its brands.”

Palmer had been serving as The Freightliner Group’s Associate General Counsel for sales and distribution matters, a position he had held since April 2002. Before that, he worked in the company’s legal department as Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining the company in September 1998, he was an Attorney with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt of Portland.

Palmer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law.

Palmer succeeds Reid Bigland, who was recently promoted to President of The Freightliner Group’s Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation business unit.

The Freightliner Group headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. The Freightliner Group produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, American LaFrance, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. The Freightliner Group is a unit of DaimlerChrysler, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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