Harry Wolters, PACCAR Vice President and DAF Trucks President has been promoted to General Manager Global Powertrain & Electrification at PACCAR Corporate, effective August 1. In his current position he will be succeeded by Harald Seidel, effective the same date. Harry Wolters has been with PACCAR for 26 years. During his career at DAF, he has held various roles with increasing responsibility, including Plant Manager Truck Assembly, Human Resources Director, Operations Director and European Sales Director. In 2018 Harry Wolters was promoted to PACCAR Vice-President and DAF President. Harry Wolters is a graduate from the University of Eindhoven (M.A.- Business Engineering) and he attended the Stanford Executive MBA Program in 2017. He will relocate to Bellevue, US, and report to John Rich, Chief Technology Officer and PACCAR Vice President. Harald Seidel joined DAF in 2001 and has held various positions with increasing responsibility within DAF’s finance & control organization, including Controller PACCAR Parts Europe, Controller DAF Marketing & Sales and Group Controller. In 2017, Harald was promoted to the position of Director Finance and member of the DAF Board of Management.
Harald Seidel obtained a master degree in Econometrics from Tilburg University and a post graduate controllers degree (CMA/CFM) from the University of Amsterdam. In his new position, he will report to Harrie Schippers, PACCAR President and Chief Financial Officer.
So that’s a Harry leaving DAF to be replaced by a Harald who reports to a Harrie. Straightforward. If you want to succeed in DAF and PACCAR, you might want to change your name to Harry.