2011 COMVEC Chairmen

Dr. Wilfried Achenbach Dr. Wilfried Achenbach
Senior Vice President
Engineering & Technology
Daimler Trucks North America

Dr. Wilfried Achenbach joined Daimler AG in 1987 as a system engineer in Advanced Development within the Passenger Car Division in Stuttgart, Germany.

Dr. Achenbach held various positions within this group with a focus on driving dynamics and driver assistance. After the merger of Daimler and Chrysler in 1998, he spent several years in a senior executive position at the Chrysler Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Starting in 2005 he was given responsibility for all Mechatronics Systems at Daimler Trucks Europe. Concurrently he led the Mechatronics Group within the global Daimler Trucks development organization.

On October 1 of this year, Dr. Achenbach was appointed Senior Vice President - Engineering & Technology for Daimler Trucks North America.

He received his Diploma in Physics and his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz / Germany.

Landon K. Grogan Landon K. Grogan
Director - Engineering Services
& Vehicle Integration
Daimler Trucks North America

Landon Grogan started his automotive career in 1979 with Thomas Built Buses in High Point, North Carolina, hiring on as a Design Engineer in the Chassis Group.

He joined Freightliner Corporation at the Charlotte Technical Center in 1985 as a Senior Design Engineer in the Powertrain Group, Chassis Engineering Department. He has had increasingly responsible positions serving in various capacities as Manager of Specialty Vehicles, Sterling & EPA07 Project Manager and Director of Vehicle Integration.

Landon was named Director-Engineering Services & Vehicle Integration, Daimler Trucks North America on December 1, 2008.

He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia.