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Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC Announces Executive Management Changes

-- Matthew E. Roy is appointed the new Vice President of Human Resources and Administration

-- Michelle D. Spreitzer succeeds Roy as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC today announced executive management changes at the company effective June 1, 2012.


Matthew E. Roy, formerly Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, becomes the new Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. He succeeds Jeremy Gump who held that position since July 2007. Gump announced last fall that he would be leaving the company to pursue entrepreneurial interests.

Michelle D. Spreitzer, Assistant General Counsel since 2000, succeeds Roy as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

"With his deep understanding of labor laws throughout the Americas and his success as a leader in the organization, I am confident Matt will do an outstanding job leading the team in Human Resources and Administrative Services, " said Peter Zieringer, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC. "Michelle has built a solid reputation for working closely with her business partners and has demonstrated strong leadership on many critical issues throughout her career and we are fortunate to have her join the executive leadership team."

In his new position, Roy is responsible for overseeing Human Resources strategy for Daimler's Sales and Financial Services entities in the Americas Region.

Roy joined the company in 1998 and was responsible for Commercial Affairs. He became General Counsel in 2007. He was awarded an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1987 and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 1990.

In her new position, Spreitzer is responsible for all of the legal activities in the Americas Region for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. She also joins the core executive management team in the company called the Operations Committee.

Spreitzer joined the company in 1996 as a staff attorney after working at a Detroit law firm and a national bank where she focused on financial services. She was awarded a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, in 1984. She returned to Wayne State to earn a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in 1991. In her most recent position, she was responsible for consumer regulatory affairs and employment law.

About Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with Business Center Operations in Fort Worth, Texas, provides brand-specific financial services and products for Mercedes-Benz automotive dealers and their retail customers. It also provides financial support to Sprinter and smart dealers and customers.

In the U.S. trucking industry, the company conducts business as Daimler Truck Financial and finances Daimler Trucks North America commercial vehicles branded Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas-Built Buses. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC serves as the headquarters for operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, and has approximately 1,500 employees. It is a company of the Daimler Financial Services Group, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, which does business in 39 countries with an employee base of approximately 6,700. Daimler Financial Services is one of the leading financial services organizations worldwide.  For more information, go to: , or

SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC

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