Carsten Kirchholtes has expanded on his supply chain role at Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) to include procurement
He is now general manager of procurement and supply chain management as part of a restructuring at the truckmaker that has centralised all procurement and supply chain activities under one reporting structure.
According to DTNA, Kirchholtes will oversee continuous improvement for all aspects of supplier management and quality. His responsibilities include procurement, supply chain management, launch and change management, supplier tooling, transport and international trade compliance.
“In the face of on-going, industry-wide challenges, Carsten’s leadership, vast experience and utmost regard for customers, dealers and suppliers alike has earned him a well-deserved reputation as a trusted partner to all, in all scenarios,” said Jeff Allen, senior vice-president, operations and specialty vehicles, DTNA. Kirchholtes moved from Mercedes-Benz in Germany to join DTNA back in 2010. He started with Mercedes as a trainee in 1992 and joined the purchasing team the next year.
“With his expanded role, Carsten unifies all of our supply chain and procurement activity under one central function empowered to move with the speed and flexibility necessary to help us quickly get trucks, chassis and components to the nation’s fleets,” added Allen.