Detroit Diesel Corporation Announces New Director of Marketing

Company significantly strengthens its Marketing, Communication and Sales support efforts

DETROIT, Michigan – Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) today announced the appointment of Gregory Stohler as Director of Marketing for the company, as well as a restructuring of the Marketing Department in an effort to strengthen the DDC brand in the marketplace.

In this position, Stohler will oversee the Marketing Department including all marketing strategy, sales training, and communications.

Stohler joins Detroit Diesel from Cummins Bridgeway, LLC where he served as Executive Director. Prior to that, he held the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cummins Alabama. Stohler began his commercial vehicle industry career at Cummins Southeastern Power in 1993. Stohler holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Butler University in Indiana.

“As the commercial vehicle industry and its supporting technologies continue to evolve, the need for clear and concise communications is imperative for our service networks and customers so it’s terrific to have Gregg on board to execute a strong marketing and communications strategy going forward,” said Mike Delaney, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Freightliner LLC. “I’m very confident in his abilities and the abilities of his team at Detroit Diesel.”

“Gregg’s outstanding experience in both marketing and sales for an engine distributor is exactly what we need to help strengthen our marketing efforts as we continue building the Detroit Diesel brand in the marketplace,” said Carsten Reinhardt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Detroit Diesel Corporation. “The entire marketing team brings a good cross-section of knowledge and experience that will help us in delivering a consistent message about our vision and strategy.”

In addition to the new director, the company has restructured its Marketing and Communications function and has appointed the following individuals to help lead the team:

Doug Ackerman is appointed Manager of Medium & Heavy-Duty component marketing strategies and sales training. He has been with Detroit Diesel since 1991 and has held a wide-variety of positions including District Sales Manager, Mercedes-Benz Engine Program Manager, On-Highway Business Development Manager, Product Development Manager and Engineering Coordinator. Ackerman holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Liane Bilicki remains Senior Communications Manager for the company overseeing all public relations, dealer/distributor communications, executive and internal communications. She joined Detroit Diesel in January 2005 from Visteon Corporation where she held the position of Senior Communications Manager for the company’s North American Operations. In this role she was responsible for all internal and external communications. Bilicki holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, a master’s degree in public relations and organization communications from Wayne State University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in communication studies.

Alexis Coffey is appointed Marketing Communications Manager responsible for trade shows, the corporate web site and advertising. Prior to joining Detroit Diesel, she held the role of DaimlerChrysler Component Sales Manager for the Western Region. She also has extensive sales and marketing experience from her almost decade long career with Freightliner LLC. Coffey holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Economics from Portland State University.

Detroit Diesel Corporation is the leading manufacturer of on-highway heavy-duty diesel engines for the commercial truck market. The company offers a complete line of engines from 170 to 515 horsepower for the on-highway and vocational markets. Through its corporate headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Diesel is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of these products, in addition to supporting alternative and hybrid engine strategies for the commercial truck marketplace. Detroit Diesel is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler and part of the Freightliner group of companies.

Detroit Connect Portal

The Detroit™ Connect portal is easy-to-use, one-stop-shop for all vehicle performance data gathered, transmitted and analyzed by Detroit Connect.  The portal gives you access to insights delivered by  Detroit Connect Virtual Technician℠. The Detroit Connect portal will also give you access to new features, such as Remote Updates, and Analytics, available late 2017.

Detroit connect portal login


All DDCSN content has been migrated to our DTNAConnect web portal. All information previously on the DDCSN is now on DTNAConnect. We have created a quick reference guide to help you locate the migrated content on DTNAConnect. Existing DDCSN login credentials will also work with DTNAConnect. Please work with your security administrators for login or content issues. If you do encounter any technical issues, please contact the Software Support Center at 855-639-8680 or


DTNA Connect Portal

DTNA Connect is the starting point for working with all brands and franchises that fall under the Daimler Truck North America umbrella: Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, SelecTrucks, Sterling, Freightliner, and Western Star. Here, you can access the full spectrum of online applications, resources and tools you need. Whether you use DTNA online resources to complete repairs, purchase parts, submit warranty claims, spec new vehicles or track the status of your truck orders, DTNAConnect streamlines the tasks and activities that are part of your daily work routine.

DTNA Connect Portal Login