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Former Daimler truck boss leaving the company

Jason Cannon January 29, 2014

Andreas Renschler, who once led the company’s global truck business, has left the company “of his own accord and by mutual consent,” Daimler confirmed Wednesday.

The move ends a 25 year career with Daimler.

Renschler had been in charge of production and purchasing for Mercedes-Benz cars and vans business for the last nine months after being replaced in the trucking units by Wolfgang Bernhard.

“During his time as a member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Andreas Renschler gave our commercial vehicles business a global reach,” Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the German company’s board of management, said in company issed statement. “I very much regret that he is leaving the company for personal reasons.”

Markus Schäfer, who had led production planning at Mercedes-Benz, is replacing Renschler, Daimler said.

Sources told Bloomberg, Renschler opted to leave Mercedes because his new position stripped him on decision-making ability. Too, the website reported that Renschler preferred running the trucks division.

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