Daimler Truck names pair of new Canadian sales executives
By Adam FreillConstruction Trucks
Allison Athey and Glen White introduced as vice-presidents of Daimler Truck North America’s Canadian vocational and on-highway divisions.
Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has appointed Allison Athey to the role of vice-president of Canadian vocational sales and Glen White to the role of vice-president of Canadian on-highway sales.
Athey joins DTNA from Volvo Trucks, where she has worked for the past 13 years. She started her professional career as a chemist specializing in powertrain technology development, earning two patents for her work.
She later joined product marketing, supporting multiple new product launches and spending time working overseas to support international projects. Most recently, Athey served as a sales executive and liaison to dealerships located in the Northeastern United States.
White is a long-time employee of Daimler companies who started his career in 1997 as an industrial engineer at Freightliner’s former St. Thomas, Ont., assembly plant. He moved on to roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing engineering, project controlling, engineering platform management, national account sales and manufacturing controlling. He most recently served as director of project strategy for DTNA.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Allison Athey to the Daimler Truck North America team, and to benefit from Glen White’s vast company and industry knowledge,” said David Carson, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for DTNA. “With their combined experience and leadership, we’re confident that our valued Canadian customers in both vocational and on-highway segments, and our strong Freightliner and Western Star dealers, will continue to receive the same dedicated support they expect and deserve.”
Athey and White replace Brad Thiessen, vice-president and general manager of Canadian sales, who will retire at the end of the year following a 21-year career at the company.