John O’Leary

Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG, responsible for the region North America and the brands Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses

Appointed until: 2024. First appointed: 2021. Nationality: American

John O’Leary was born on August 17, 1960. In 1986, he graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting. Additionally, he completed the Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining Daimler, John worked in the electronics industry for three years and at Paccar for 12 years.

Previous positions in the company:

  • President & CEO, Daimler Trucks North America, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2021
  • Chief Transformation Officer, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Stuttgart, Germany, 2020
  • Senior Vice President and CFO, Daimler Trucks North America, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2012
  • Senior Vice President, Aftermarket, Daimler Trucks North America, Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA, 2010
  • President & CEO, Thomas Built Buses, Daimler Trucks North America, High Point, North Carolina, USA, 2002
  • Internal Audit Director, Freightliner Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2001
  • Senior Manager Corporate Accounting, Freightliner Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2000

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