USA – Jason Hoff (42) is the new president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz US International, the Tuscaloosa, AL production plant of Mercedes-Benz. He succeeds Markus Schäfer, who has become new head of production planning for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars at headquarters in Germany.

Hoff previously served the US plant in various capacities, latterly as vice president of logistics until November 2010.

His most recent position was responsibility for procurement for Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans in Germany.