WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. announced that Jim Spangler has been named Chief Communications Officer and will lead the company's Corporate Communications globally.

"We are proud to have Jim join the Navistar team and are confident that his proven leadership and experience in our industry will help continue to build Navistar's reputation in the global marketplace," said Daniel Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer.

A 26-year communications veteran, Spangler brings to Navistar a wide range of communications experience. He spent nearly 12 years with Tenneco, where he served as vice president of global communications and was responsible for corporate positioning, communications strategy and policy, executive communications, employee communications, media relations and public relations.

Before joining Tenneco, Jim was director of global public relations and media relations for Arthur Andersen. Jim also spent nearly eight years at Amoco Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility within the company's Public and Government Affairs group. Spangler began his career as a reporter at City News Bureau of Chicago.

"I have admired Navistar's growth during one of the most challenging times for our industry," said Spangler. "I look forward to leading the companyâ€TMs communications efforts as it continues to deliver great products and profitable growth."

Spangler holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Arthur Page Society and the Public Relations Society of America.