In the aftermath of the untimely death of CFO Jochen Goetz, Daimler Truck has announced plans to move forward.
In combination with its supervisory board’s search for a new finance chief, Martin Daum, chair of the board of management of Daimler Truck Holding AG, has assumed the interim role.
In an announcement posted on Daimler Truck’s website, the company said Goetz’s death “leaves the company and its employees dismayed.” But Daimler said it resolved to move forward. Daum assumes the role while continuing to be chairman of the board.
Goetz, 52 at the time of his passing, had been credited with shaping the company during his tenure, including the successful spin-off of Daimler Truck from Mercedes-Benz Group in 2021. The nature of the “tragic incident” that took his life remains undisclosed.
Daum, 64, has been with the company since 1987 when it was known as Daimler-Benz AG. He has held various management and finance positions during his tenure.