Hebe calls time at Navistar

Jim Hebe

Navistar has announced its senior vice-president of North America sales operations, Jim Hebe, is leaving the company.

Hebe, 63, has led Navistar’s North American Truck sales and marketing efforts since re-joining the company in 2008.

He began his career at International Harvester (Navistar’s predecessor) in 1971 as a management trainee in Boston, and later became a heavy truck salesman for International Trucks. After leaving International Harvester, he held leadership roles of increasing responsibility with American LaFrance, Kenworth Truck Company, and Kenworth of Tampa, culminating with his appointment as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Freightliner in 1992.

After leaving Freightliner in 2001, Hebe became head of Seagrave Fire Apparatus, LLC in Clintonville, Wisconsin. He returned to the trucking industry in 2006 when he became dealer principal of Co-Van/Cascadia International, before re-joining Navistar two years later in his current role.

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