Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, on Monday announced senior level management changes in line with the German auto major's integration of certain key areas in its Asian truck business model.

Aydogan Cakmaz, Head – R&D at DICV, will take over as Head – R&D for Trucks Asia and will be based at the MFTBC Headquarters in Kawasaki, Japan, effective July 1, 2013.

Hidekazo Kanno, Head – Product Lifecycle Management at MFTBC, Japan, will take over as Head – R&D for DICV, at Chennai, effective on Monday. He will now report to Cakmaz.

In another change not related to the Asian Business Model, DICV said its CFO Sanjiv Khurana will take over as President – Remanufacturing Division, Daimler Trucks, North America at Portland, Oregon, USA, effective July 1 2013.

Khurana has completed his term at DICV. He has been with DICV since its inception.

Subsequently, Parthasarathy Thota, Head – Light/ Medium- duty Trucks (L/MDT) Project for Bharat Benz at DICV, will take over as the CFO of DICV, the company said.

Thota as Head of the L/MDT project established the Bharat Benz portfolio of L/MDT Trucks, which was launched in February this year.

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