July 23 - Freightliner Group has appointed Russell Mears its group chief executive, effective September 20, 2013.

He succeeds Peter Maybury, who retires as chief executive but remains with the company as chairman.
Mears is currently the Freightliner Group chief financial officer and has worked with the company since 1996.
Thor Johnsen steps-down as interim chairman of Freightliner Group.