DeBortoli leading DTNA product validation engineering
By Mike Brezonick04 March 2021
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has named Randy DeBortoli as chief engineer of Product Validation Engineering, where he’ll steer the strategic development of Freightliner and Western Star trucks. He succeeds Al Pearson, who is retiring from DTNA after almost 40 years at the company.
DeBortoli has been with DTNA for almost 30 years, most recently serving as the chief engineer of chassis and vocational engineering. He has also held roles as chief engineer of cab systems, director of engineering for Western Star, program manager for EPA 2010 emissions standards and custom engineering manager for the former Sterling Trucks Corp.
“During his tenure with Daimler Trucks North America, Randy has led some of our most important initiatives, resulting in pioneering products for our customers such as the Western Star 49X,” said Dr. Rainer Müller-Finkeldei, senior vice president of engineering and technology, DTNA. “This trailblazing vocational truck truly demonstrates the success that can be achieved by combining global technology, local market expertise and a dedicated engineering team overseeing it all. We’re excited that Randy will spearhead DTNA’s advanced validation work and continue to deliver more innovations for our customers and for the market.”