Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK names Heiko Selzam as new managing director

Heiko Selzam - Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has appointed Heiko Selzam as its new managing director.

He will take up the new post in April, replacing former managing director Wolfgang Theissen who passed away in September 2021.

In his current role, Heiko established the new Mercedes-Benz Trucks Austria, and as CEO he has taken the company through full independence with the separation of the Daimler Group companies Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG.

He joined Daimler Trucks in 1996, starting as sales executive. He has completed multiple assignments in the Middle East, Luxembourg and Austria, gaining experience across sales and service.

Heiko’s UK appointment will see him return to the business with which he spent two years as sales director, from 2017 to 2019.  In this position, in addition to the new and used truck business, he was responsible for truck training and sales operations, as well as sales of telematics services.

“Through my previous role as Sales Director in the UK, I am very familiar with the structure of the company,” Heiko said.

“I already know many employees, customers and business partners, and I am very much looking forward to working with them again. There are some challenges to overcome in our industry, but I am confident that the excellent team will combine and we’ll accomplish all our tasks.”

Jean-Marc Diss, head of sales Europe at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, added: “Heiko’s extensive business experience and strong leadership skills are two significant assets which will support our business success in the UK. We would like to thank him for his continuous commitment and achievements, and we wish him the utmost success in his new role as Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK.”

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