Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) announced that Brian Daniels was appointed as vice president, vocational national accounts, effective November 1, 2022. In this role, Daniels and his team will continue to support truck equipment manufacturers, while identifying growth opportunities for Daimler Truck North America’s vocational fleet business.
Daniels succeeds Richard Saward who will retire after a 42-year tenure at DTNA.
“On behalf of the entire DTNA team, we would like to congratulate Brian Daniels on his promotion to vice president, vocational national accounts, and thank Richard Saward for his many years of dedicated service to the company,” said David Carson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at DTNA. “We have no doubt that this transition in leadership will be seamless for all involved. Brian will continue to use his sound leadership skills and commitment to customers to move our company and brands forward.”
Getting to Know Daniels
Daniels began his career with DTNA in 2006, working as powertrain product analyst, where he fostered and developed customer and dealer relationships identifying product solutions to meet their needs. Since then, Daniels has held positions of increasing responsibility in various functions including, marketing, product strategy and on-highway national accounts. Since 2019, Daniels has served as director of sales and distribution at Daimler Trucks Remarketing.
Daniels is no stranger to Work Truck, being interviewed as a top subject-matter expert for multiple features over the years. Back in 2019, Daniels noted that for DTNA, “knowing how our customers use their vehicles is extremely important. We ask customers to provide an in-depth overview of their operations, along with any information that would affect their vehicles."
He has always been focused on ensuring fleets get the most out of their units from spec'ing, to purchase, to resale and Work Truck is excited to see what this new role will bring for him and work truck fleets.