US - Mark Hernandez has been named senior vice president of global manufacturing at Navistar. He was previously a practice expert in lean production for commercial vehicles at McKinsey and Company, and has also been general manager of the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina, its plant in Cleveland, North Carolina, and the plant in Saltillo, Mexico.
Hernandez replaces William Osborne, who announced his retirement earlier this month.
"Mark brings a wealth of truck manufacturing experience to Navistar. I'm confident that his background in lean manufacturing will help our manufacturing operations continue the lean journey that began under Bill's leadership," commented Phil Christman, president of operations at Navistar. "I also want to thank Bill for his leadership in driving significant improvements across our manufacturing operations throughout our successful turnaround."
Hernandez will focus on lean manufacturing and waste elimination in order to make processes more efficient and cost-effective across the company's plants.