In his new role, Sean Waters will work with regulatory agency leadership on standard-setting initiatives for commercial vehicles, including those for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Thomas Built Buses. Photo courtesy DTNA

In his new role, Sean Waters will work with regulatory agency leadership on standard-setting initiatives for commercial vehicles, including those for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Thomas Built Buses. Photo courtesy DTNA

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has promoted Sean Waters to the newly created role of vice president of product compliance and regulatory affairs.

Waters, a 14-year veteran of DTNA, had served as the company’s director of product compliance and regulatory affairs since 2011. Before that, he had served as general corporate counsel beginning in 2006, according to a news release from DTNA.

In his new role, Waters will continue to work with regulatory agency leadership on standard-setting initiatives for commercial vehicles, including medium- and heavy-duty engine emission certification, vehicle greenhouse gas regulations, and safety compliance. He will also oversee compliance and regulations related to DTNA’s portfolio of export products.

“Sean has a wealth of experience and understanding of the complex regulatory framework under which we operate. His enthusiasm and his commitment to DTNA’s vision have proven invaluable,” said Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America. “His continued leadership will help drive us into a new era of mobility, further our environmental and safety initiatives, and move our enterprise toward a more sustainable future.”

Waters currently chairs the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, where he advises on scientific and technical aspects of programs related to commercial truck emissions control strategies and safety technologies. He also serves on the advisory board for the University of California Davis STEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathway) program and is a member of the Oregon Department of Transportation Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles.

Waters earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2000.

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