PORTLAND, Ore. – (May 10, 2023) – Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) today announced the appointment of Randy DeBortoli as senior vice president of engineering and technology, effective July 1, 2023.
DeBortoli began his career at DTNA in 1992 and brings over 30 years of experience in heavy vehicle engineering at the truck manufacturer to his new role. From starting as a mechanical engineer for Freightliner, to serving as manager for custom engineering, to director of engineering for the Western Star brand, and then chief engineer assignments since 2012, DeBortoli has held numerous roles at the company. In his current position, he has led the product validation engineering department at DTNA since 2021.
As senior vice president of engineering and technology, DeBortoli will oversee all vehicle development functional areas such as engineering platform management, vehicle engineering and product validation, product compliance and regulatory affairs, and future technology development including advanced engineering and autonomous truck engineering.
“Randy DeBortoli’s tenured background and deep knowledge of our company, products, customers and industry will be instrumental in helping to drive forward our vision of Leading Sustainable Transportation,” said John O’Leary, president and CEO of DTNA.
As a member of the company’s senior leadership team reporting directly to John O’Leary, DeBortoli will serve on DTNA’s Operating Committee, succeeding Rainer Mueller-Finkeldei, who will take on the role of head of product engineering at Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Stuttgart, Germany, as recently announced.
DeBortoli holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and will remain based in Portland.
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.