Olivier J. Vidal is leaving his job as Mack Trucks plant manager in Hagerstown to take a management position in a new joint venture of Mack's parent company, Renault V.I., and Iveco, a Fiat Group company.
Vidal, 39, said he will be executive vice president for quality and service for the new company, Irbus. The company's headquarters will be in Barcelona, Spain.
He'll leave Jan. 4 for the new post, he said.
A successor has not been named for the Hagerstown powertrain plant, according to Mack corporate spokesman John Mies.
Andre Morel, Mack's executive vice president of manufacturing, will likely manage the plant in the interim, Mies said.
Plant employees were told of Vidal's departure in November, he said.
Vidal's departure is not expected to result in changes in the plant's operations, Mies said.
Vidal, a native of France, came to the Hagerstown plant as assistant to the general manager in August 1996.