Joanna Cooper Named General Manager of Mount Holly Truck Plant

PORTLAND, Ore. – (May 24, 2022) – Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) today announced the appointment of Joanna Cooper to the role of General Manager of its Mount Holly, N.C. manufacturing plant, home of Freightliner M2 and SD model production.

“Joanna is an incredible leader who has routinely demonstrated a passion for improving efficiencies in our manufacturing operations, and a commitment to meeting the needs of our ultimate customers,” said Jeff Allen, senior vice president of operations and specialty vehicles, DTNA. “Her dedication to those she leads, and her ability to rally teams around a common vision, make her a great fit to oversee the Mount Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant.”     

Cooper is a 14-year veteran of the company, having first served as a production buyer at Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC). She has since held successive roles of increasing responsibility, including: general purchasing agent in Stuttgart, Germany, and program manager and assembly business unit manager, DDC. Most recently, Cooper held the role of director of production at the Mount Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant where she led the 1,500-member team to achieve its production goals.

Cooper earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Detroit Mercy, where she worked as an adjunct professor and continues to serve on the alumni board.

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.

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