Navistar boss to lead MTU Detroit Diesel’s on-highway business

Navistar managing director will leave to return to MTU Detroit Diesel.

Navistar boss to lead MTU Detroit Diesel’s on-highway business
Kevin Dennis will return to MTU Detroit Diesel in October.


Navistar managing director Kevin Dennis will leave the company to rejoin his former employer MTU Detroit Diesel and lead its on-highway and dealer network division.

Dennis will take on responsibility for all Australia Pacific on-highway sales and dealer development from October 20. The role also includes product and technical support functions.

MTU Detroit Diesel says Dennis’s role will focus on providing support to its branch network while meeting the needs of its on-highway dealers and customer base.

The appointment marks a return to the brand for Dennis, who has previously held branch and group management roles at MTU Detroit Diesel.

"Kevin has proven success in developing our market share and capitalising on growth opportunities, and his appointment is critical as we continue the upward expansion of our on-highway business in Australia and New Zealand," MTU Detroit Diesel Australia president and CEO Rob Sisk says.

Prior to becoming the managing director of Navistar, the Australian arm of Cat Trucks, Dennis was the brand's general manager of sales and marketing.

"We’ll be looking to Kevin’s strong leadership, business acumen, as well as his in-depth knowledge of the truck and engine market, cultivated over 30 years’ of global experience, to further enhance our potential," Sisk says.

"These are really exciting times at MTU Detroit Diesel Australia. Not only do we have a new shareholder in Penske Automotive Group, who is primed to invest in the growth of our business, we have an experienced and skilled team who are determined to take the business to the next level."

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