PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 21, 2022) – Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) today announced the appointment of Glen White to the role of vice president of Canadian on-highway sales, and Allison Athey to the role of vice president of Canadian vocational sales.
White is a longtime employee of Daimler companies, who started his career in 1997 as an industrial engineer at Freightliner’s former St. Thomas, Canada assembly plant. He moved on to roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing engineering, project controlling, engineering platform management, national account sales, manufacturing controlling, and most recently served as director of project strategy for DTNA.
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 U.S.
“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, sales and marketing, 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.”
White earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Athey earned bachelor’s degrees in both chemical engineering and chemistry from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Hood College.
Athey and White replace Brad Thiessen, VP and general manager Canadian sales, who will retire at the end of the year following a prestigious 24-year career at DTNA.
About Daimler Truck North America
Daimler Truck North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a leading provider of comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial transportation industry. Daimler Truck North America designs, engineers, manufactures and markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.