Top 10 of 2013: Kozek leaves Paccar for Navistar
The seventh most popular Successful Dealer article of 2013 came as somewhat of a surprise to the trucking industry, when Navistar announced in may it had nabbed Bill Kozek from Paccar’s Peterbilt Motors Company and appointed him president of its North America Truck and Parts business.
After a 26-year career with Paccar, Kozek succeeded Jack Allen, who was promoted to chief operating officer at Navistar in April.
“Bill is a recognized and respected leader in the North America truck industry, having successfully run both the Peterbilt and Kenworth truck divisions during his career,” Troy Clarke, Navistar president and chief executive officer, said at the time of the appointment. “We look forward to the new perspectives and expanded strategic thinking he will bring to our core North America truck and parts business.”
As vice president and general manager of PACCAR’s Peterbilt division since January 2012, Kozek was responsible for all aspects of Peterbilt’s U.S. and Canadian operations.