Navistar International Corporation has appointed Julie Ragland senior vice president and chief information officer, effective Sept. 17, 2018. Ragland replaces retiring Terry Kline, according to an announcement.
Ragland joins the company from Adient, a supplier of automotive interiors, where she served as vice president of IT, and helped to establish the company’s first IT organization after its separation from Johnson Controls. She will report to Troy Clarke, Navistar’s chairman, president and CEO.
“Julie brings a wealth of IT experience and insight to Navistar, which will be critical as we pursue our growth goals,” Clarke says. “I’m confident that she will build on the technology improvements already achieved under Terry’s leadership. I also want to thank Terry for his many contributions to Navistar during its successful turnaround.”
Ragland says, “This is an exciting time to join Navistar. The company has demonstrated impressive momentum and innovation in the truck and bus markets it serves. I’m looking forward to working with the team to build on these accomplishments as the company transforms itself for future opportunities.”
Prior to joining Adient, Ragland served as vice president, IT, Corporate Applications, at Johnson Controls, where she had previously served as director of IT for Power Solutions and director of IT for Building Efficiency. Before that, she served as consulting director at Answerport Inc., a management and technology consulting firm. Prior to that, she had served as a senior manager at Ernst & Young.