Michael Klein (56) has been named the new head of production Daimler Buses and managing director production of EvoBus.

Klein, previously head of customer services & parts (CSP) Daimler Buses, took over on 1 August 1, 2020, succeeding Marcus Nicolai, who has decided to leave the company after more than 23 years of service.

Management of the CSP business Daimler Buses will be taken over by Bernd Mack, previously head of international key account management and used vehicles in sales.

Klein started his career at Daimler in 2003 as chief financial officer at EvoBus in Coventry, UK. In 2007, he took over cross-divisional sales controlling at Daimler in Stuttgart. In 2008, he returned to Daimler Buses, where he initially was responsible for the sales controlling of EvoBus including the CSP business  and subsidiaries.

At the end of 2012, he took over as head of CSP, managing the after-sales business. He had overall CSP responsibility with functions such as spare parts sales, pricing, logistics, training and technical customer service.

In this role, Klein introduced new, digital service and support offerings under the OMNIplus ON brand.

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"With Michael Klein a highly competent manager with a strategic mindset is taking over the lead of the global production activities of Daimler Buses. In recent years he has managed the CSP business with absolute success, and in so doing made an important contribution to the business performance. His success is largely due to his entrepreneurial mindset and leadership culture," said Till Oberwoerder, head of Daimler Buses.

Mack has already held a variety of functions in the fields of finance and controlling, both in Germany and elsewhere. In 2013 he took charge of sales in Europe within Daimler Buses. He then transferred to his current position. In this role, he expanded business with international fleet customers.

Mack remains responsible for the European used vehicle business.