Navistar International has appointed Julie Ragland as senior vice president and chief information officer, effective Sept. 17. Ragland replaces Terry Kline, who recently announced his retirement.
Ragland joins the company from Adient, a leading supplier of automotive interiors, where she served as vice president, Information Technology (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,” said Clarke. “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.”
“This is an exciting time to join Navistar,” added Ragland. “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 also previously held the role of director of IT for Power Solutions and director of IT for Building Efficiency. Before that, she was consulting director at Answerport Inc., a management and technology consulting firm. Earlier in her career, she served as a senior manager at Ernst & Young.
Ragland is a graduate of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.