General Manager of Procurement
Daimler Trucks North America
As the general manager of procurement at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Christoph Mertens is responsible for all purchasing activities for the company. Since taking on the role in June 2017, he oversees the acquisition of goods and services for the company, ensuring beneficial terms of quality, delivery, and cost-effectiveness.
Prior to moving to the United States, Mertens has been the director for global module management and product planning for Daimler Trucks in Stuttgart, Germany.
Since joining Daimler AG in 1999 (then known as DaimlerChrysler AG), Mertens built his career throughout the organization with assignments that include engineering and project management of Daimler Truck’s engine platforms and production of light-duty transmissions in Germany.
Mertens holds an executive master of business administration degree from European School for Management and Technology in Berlin, Germany, and a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Niederrhein, Germany.