Mary Aufdemberg gets new GM post at DTNA
By Mike Brezonick06 August 2021
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that Mary Aufdemberg, currently general manager and president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing (DTR), has been appointed general manager of product strategy and market development. She succeeds Kary Schaefer who transitions to a new role at the company.
Aufdemberg started her career with Daimler in 2004, working in financial services for a subsidiary, before formally joining DTNA in 2008 as the lead for the center of education and marketing at Thomas Built Buses. In 2012, she accepted an executive management role as director, product marketing for Freightliner, where she was instrumental in launching the New Cascadia and debuting DTNA’s first self-driving concept truck. She joined DTR in 2017 as the director of acquisitions and operations and was promoted to the role of general manager and president in 2019.
Schaefer, a 23-year veteran of DTNA, has been appointed chief engineer, cab systems/entire vehicle engineering. Prior to her role as general manager of product marketing and strategy, she held a variety of engineering roles of increasing scope and responsibility.