Fort Worth, Texas — Daimler Mobility, a leading automotive financial services and mobility products and services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerhard Gross as its new Vice President of Operations for the Americas Region, effective immediately.
In his new role, Gross will lead more than 700 people in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the U.S., and will be responsible for all operational functions, including customer service, collections and remarketing in the company’s Americas Region. He will also become a member of the Daimler Mobility Americas executive leadership team. Prior to this position, Gross served as Managing Director for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Turkey.
Gross succeeds Janet Marzett, who retired after working with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services for 39 years. Gross reports to Peter Henn, Head of Daimler Mobility Americas and President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Americas Region.
Gross returns to the Fort Worth location, where he last worked in 2015 as Sr. Manager, Client Services for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA. He has worked for the Daimler organization in several important roles since 1990.
“I am very happy to welcome Gerhard back to the States in this crucial role,” said Henn. “Gerhard has proven time and again to be an inspiring leader and his deep institutional knowledge will be of remarkable value. Gerhard has literally been a global leader during his illustrious career with our company, having worked in multiple countries and continents, where he has become known for building strong relationships with his partners, dealers, customers and his teams.”
Gross joined the Daimler organization in 1990 as Director for Business Development for Mercedes-Benz Credit in Spain. He has since held positions of leadership for: Mercedes-Benz Finance Services Russia; Mercedes-Benz Leasing, Mexico; DaimlerChrysler Services, Puerto Rico; Daimler Trucks North America, and Mercedes-Benz Credit Spain, among others.
Gross holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Humanities and French from Hamden-Sydney College (Hamden Sydney, Virginia) and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain).
“I am grateful for this opportunity and I plan to do whatever I can to maintain our status as an industry leader and to further our reputation as a company of innovation and big ideas,” Gross said. “As we move into a new era of mobility product and services, we will use our current resources and new technology to anticipate our customers’ evolving needs and desires in order to be as responsive to them as possible.”
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, with a Business Center in Fort Worth, Texas, provides brand-specific financial products and services for Mercedes-Benz and smart automotive dealers and their retail customers. In the U.S. trucking industry, it conducts business as Daimler Truck Financial and provides flexible financial products and services for Daimler Trucks North America commercial vehicles branded Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built as well as Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. It is a company of the Daimler Financial Services Group, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, which is one of the leading financial services organizations worldwide and was ranked in the top 10 on the list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by the Great Place To Work Institute in 2016 and 2018. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC was also named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2015 and 2016, and one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2016 by Great Place to Work and Fortune.com. For more information, please visit www.corp.mbfs.com or www.facebook.com/mymbfs.