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Freightliner Appoints New President of American LaFrance

October 6, 2004

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner LLC has named John Stevenson president of American LaFrance. Stevenson, who most recently managed Freightliner’s largest manufacturing facility, will now lead the company's American LaFrance fire and emergency apparatus subsidiary.

"John's strong manufacturing background coupled with his proven leadership abilities and customer focus make him a great choice to lead the American LaFrance organization," said Rainer E. Schmueckle, president & CEO of Freightliner.Juergen Kritschgau, CFO for Freightliner, said that American LaFrance is continuing to make progress in “Operation Eagle,” its corporate initiative to reduce order turnaround times. Kritschgau is also vice chairman of the American LaFrance Board of Directors.

Based in Ladson, S.C., American LaFrance produces and distributes a line of fire and emergency apparatus that includes chassis, aerials, ambulances, pumpers, rescues, tankers, and wildland vehicles. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, a DaimlerChrysler company.

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