ATLANTA — Mercedes-Benz has named its new Canadian boss Dimitris Psillakis as CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA. Starting Jan. 1, Psillakis will oversee both the U.S. and Canada markets.
Psillakis replaces Nicholas Speeks, who abruptly went on a leave of absence in August and never returned. Daimler said Thursday that Speeks left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Psillakis, 53, a Daimler veteran and Greek native, took over the Canada operations just last month. He will have to steer Mercedes through a treacherous post-pandemic downturn that's still buffeting the North American industry.