Navistar International Corp. today (April 16) announced that its board has appointed Jack Allen as executive vice president and COO, effective immediately. Allen, 55, has been president of the company’s North America Truck and Parts business since June 2012.
“Jack is a results-focused leader with a deep understanding of the commercial truck industry and Navistar. He has successfully run nearly every important part of our business at one point during his 31-year career at the company,” said Troy Clarke, Navistar president and CEO, in a news release. “Together, Jack and I look forward to working with our experienced leadership team and talented group of employees as we take further steps to strengthen our North American core businesses, improve quality and customer satisfaction, drive future profitability, and deliver value to shareholders.”
Prior to his most recent assignment, Allen served as president, North America Truck since 2008. Previously, he was president of Navistar’s Engine Group, where he led major business initiatives including the acquisition of Brazilian engine producer MWM and a partnership with MAN of Germany. He also has served as vice president and general manager of the company’s parts organization.
Allen joined the company in 1981 as a design engineer. He holds a bachelor’s from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a board member of The Valspar Corp. and also serves on the boards of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Corp. Council and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.