Trucks North America
Daimler Trucks North America

Carrie Preston

General Purchasing Agent

Years with the company: 11.

What do you do? I am responsible for buying engine and aftertreatment systems. A lot of my time is spent working on cross functional project teams to bring new engines into production and to continually update existing engine platforms to the latest emission regulations.

What's your favorite part of working here? Hands down my favorite part about working here is the people, with the opportunity to work on such exciting products being a close second.

How are you innovating? The most innovative thing I have done recently is to create a landscape design for my front yard. I have a small yard and I didn't want the maintenance of a lawn so I set out to create a low maintenance but colorful scape. The project was a huge success and the new blossoms from week to week are such a delight after a busy day at the office.

Why would you recommend Daimler Trucks North America? I really do love DTNA and would recommend it to others due to the great culture. At DTNA you have an opportunity to manage a lot of responsibility and to work on exciting projects with great people. DTNA is a great place to have a career, with opportunities in so many different areas.

What do you do outside of work? Outside of work I love taking walks around Portland, trying all of the city’s fabulous and diverse restaurants, cooking with my husband, and nurturing all the plants and flowers in my newly created yard.

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