STUTTGART, GERMANY – The Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG announced on March 30 that it has taken the following personnel decisions: Rainer E. Schmueckle, 45, previously head of business unit trucks NAFTA (Freightliner, Sterling, Thomas Built Buses) within the commercial vehicles division as well as president and chief executive Officer of the wholly-owned DaimlerChrysler subsidiary Freightliner LLC based in Portland, Ore., has been made chief operating officer of the Mercedes Car Group, effective as of April 15. In this position, he will be responsible for the functional divisions of production, procurement, and information technology within the Mercedes Car Group. Chris Patterson, 50, previously senior vice president, service and parts at Freightliner LLC will replace Schmueckle as head of business unit trucks NAFTA (Freightliner, Sterling, Thomas Built Buses) within the commercial vehicles division of DaimlerChrysler AG as well as president and chief executive officer of Freightliner LLC.

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