Bill Kozek, the new president of the North American truck and parts business for Navistar International Corp., said he now has what he wants: the challenge of turning around a major truck manufacturer.
After 26 years with Paccar Inc., including stints as general manager of Peterbilt Motors and Kenworth Trucks, Kozek, 51, is now 1½ months into the battle of helping return the maker of International trucks and MaxxForce engines to profitability.
“It’s exciting, but a lot of hard work. If we do this, it will take a lot of good things from our employees, dealers and supply base; but I think there will be a lot of satisfaction” if the task is completed, Kozek said during an Aug. 6 phone interview with Transport Topics.
“I believe in [Navistar CEO] Troy Clarke’s vision . . . I’m bullish about our future…
By Jonathan S. Reiskin, Associate News Editor of TT