Mack-Askew gets DTNA engineering post
By Mike Brezonick28 April 2021
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has appointed Tracy Mack-Askew to the position of chief engineer, chassis and vocational engineering, effective immediately. She succeeds Randy DeBortoli, who recently assumed the role of chief engineer, product validation engineering.
In her new role, Mack-Askew will lead the development of solutions for DTNA customers in diesel powertrain technologies and support the transition to electrical propulsion solutions in chassis and vocational products.
Mack-Askew has over 20 years of automotive manufacturing experience and joined DTNA in 2014 as the vice president of engineering at Thomas Built Buses (TBB). In 2016, she took on the position of head of the heavy-duty vocational platform project, where her contributions helped launch the all-new Western Star 49X.
“Tracy has continually demonstrated that her strong leadership, intuition, and industry background provide much value for our company and our customers,” said Dr. Rainer Müeller-Finkeldei, senior vice president of engineering and technology, DTNA. “We look forward to her beginning in her new role, where she will continue to be an integral member of our engineering leadership team and drive additional innovation throughout the company.”
Mack-Askew also lends her leadership experience to DTNA as a member of the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, and as the executive sponsor for the African American employee business resources group.