April 16, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed
as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Allen, 55, has been president of the company's North America Truck and Parts business since
"Jack is a results-focused leader with a deep understanding of the commercial truck industry and Navistar. He has successfully run nearly every important part of our business at one point during his 31-year career at the company," said
, Navistar president and chief executive officer. "Together, Jack and I look forward to working with our experienced leadership team and talented group of employees as we take further steps to strengthen our North American core businesses, improve quality and customer satisfaction, drive future profitability, and deliver value to shareholders."
Prior to his most recent assignment, Allen served as president, North America Truck since 2008. Previously, he was president of Navistar's Engine Group, where he led major business initiatives including the acquisition of Brazilian engine producer MWM and a partnership with MAN of
. He also has served as vice president and general manager of the company's Parts organization.
Allen joined the company in 1981 as a design engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the
Milwaukee School of Engineering
and an MBA from the
Illinois Institute of Technology
. He is a board member of The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL). He also serves on the boards of the Milwaukee School of Engineering's Corporation Council and Lurie Children's Hospital of
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International
brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce
brand diesel engines, and IC Bus
brand school and commercial buses. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at