MONTVALE, N.J. – April 2, 2007 – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today announced the appointment of Michael Slagter to the position of vice president of sales, effective April 1, 2007, reporting directly to MBUSA President and CEO Ernst Lieb. In his new position, Slagter will have overall responsibility for sales, volume planning and distribution operations for Mercedes-Benz in the United States.
US Olympic Committee Names Chris Witty to Carry U.S. Flag
The U.S. Olympic Team elected five-time Olympian Chris Witty as the flag bearer to lead the USA delegation into Friday night’s Opening Ceremony in Torino.
“To be able to lead the U.S. Team into the Opening Ceremonies is a great honor,” said Witty, a three-time Olympic medalist. “My peers elected me … I’m honored to represent them and I’m honored to represent our country.”
Witty, who was abused by a family friend for seven years as a young child, is an inspiration for all abused children across the country. She is actively involved in fund-raising and awareness campaigns for Good Touch, Bad Touch, a child abuse awareness program.
At this year’s Winter Games, Witty will compete in the speedskating 500, 1000 and the 1500-meter races. Her first competition is the 500-meter on Tuesday, Feb. 14.