Navistar has named David Giroux as chief communications officer who will lead the company's Corporate Communications department effective 1 September.

"David is an experienced and respected leader in the North American truck industry and we are proud to have him join the Navistar team," said Navistar CFO, Walter Borst.

"David brings new insights, high energy and excellent leadership to our team, and I am confident his proven experience in our industry will help further enhance Navistar's reputation."

Giroux spent nearly seven years with Daimler Trucks North America, where the majority of his tenure was as director, Corporate Communications and Corporate Marketing and was responsible for corporate positioning, communications strategy, executive communications, employee communications, media relations and digital and social media strategy.

Before joining Daimler, Giroux was director of marketing and communications for Peterbilt. He also spent nearly seven years at Meritor in roles of increasing responsibility within the company's communication and marketing groups.