The President of truck maker, DAF, is to be replaced by the company’s European Sales Director from September 1.
Peston Feight is moving back to the USA, where he will assume a new role as Executive Vice President of DAF’s parent firm, PACCAR, which also own the American brands Kenworth and Mack Trucks.
Preston Feight has been with PACCAR for 20 years, with his most recent assignment as PACCAR Vice President and President DAF Trucks. In this new role he will have responsibility for DAF Trucks and PACCAR Parts at PACCAR’s corporate office in Seattle. Preston has held positions as Director Product Planning, Chief Engineer, Assistant General Manager Sales and Marketing, and was promoted to General Manager of Kenworth Trucks in 2015. He also served chairman of the Commercial Vehicle Board of ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.
Feight will be replaced in his DAF role by the company’s European Sales Director, Harry Wolters, a 22-year veteran at the company, having previously worked as Truck Assembly Contorller, Logistics Innovations Manager, Logistics Operations Manager, Manager of the Eindhoven Truck Assembly Plant, Human Resources Director and Operations Director.