• Catharina Modahl Nilsson will succeed Michael Grahe as CTO of TRATON GROUP from January 1, 2022
  • TRATON is accelerating the Company’s technological development
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Catharina Modahl Nilsson

Munich, November 5, 2021 –  Catharina Modahl Nilsson (58) will return to TRATON to become the Company’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) with effect from January 1, 2022. She is succeeding Michael Grahe, who has been appointed to the Executive Board of Navistar to head Operations.

TRATON’s new CEO Christian Levin explains: “I am very pleased that Catharina Modahl Nilsson will return to the TRATON GROUP. Her solid technical knowledge and her collaborative leadership style will be a great help in transforming our business and taking it into new fields of technology. The modularization and scalability of our products and solutions are essential in order for the entire Group to grow profitably.”

Catharina Modahl Nilsson says: “We will now concentrate more on the synergies between the strong brands of the TRATON GROUP that add value for the whole Company. I look forward to working together and achieving great things.” Catharina Modahl Nilsson was most recently the Executive Vice President for R&D at Permobil, a Swedish company. She has comprehensive knowledge of the automotive industry. After almost 23 years at Scania and three and a half years as Head of Chassis, Cab, Bus and Complete Vehicle in the TRATON GROUP, she will return to the Company at the start of next year as its CTO.


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With its brands Scania, MAN, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, Navistar, and RIO, TRATON SE is one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. Its offering comprises light-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses. The Group aims to reinvent transportation — with its products, its services, and as a partner to its customers. For TRATON, sustainable economic growth always includes treating people and nature with respect. The People, Planet, and Performance triad will shape the future of our Company.