Navistar Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Navistar International Corp. announced that it has promoted Michael A. Cancelliere to president, Truck and Parts, effective July 1, replacing William R. Kozek, who will assume a planning role focused on emerging industry opportunities.

Navistar also announced that Bernardo Valenzuela is returning to the company in the newly created role of vice president of Export and president of Mexico and Global Operations.

“These leadership and structural changes will bring even greater focus to several critical revenue areas of our business,” said Troy A. Clarke, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “They represent another important step on our journey toward sustainable profitability through growth and expansion in our core and select global markets.”

Cancelliere will oversee all aspects of the company’s truck and parts business. He most recently served as senior vice president, Global Parts and Customer Service. He has been with the company for more than 37 years in a variety of truck and parts and sales leadership positions. He will report to Persio Lisboa, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Valenzuela is rejoining Navistar and will be responsible for the company’s Mexican and export markets, as well as overseeing the company’s global operations in South America and Asia, reporting to Lisboa. Valenzuela previously spent 16 years at Navistar in roles of increasing responsibility across its export and Mexico businesses. He served as vice president of global trucks sales from 2008 to 2014 before leaving and founding Terranova GTS LLC, a developer and distributor of specialty commercial vehicles primarily serving customers in the Mexico and Latin America markets.

Kozek will focus on vehicle electrification and potential disruptive technologies and will report to Clarke.