Navistar has appointed John Pope, a former president and chief operating officer at United Airlines and UAL Corp., to stand for election to the board of directors at the company’s annual shareholder meeting.
Navistar said Pope will succeed the retiring David Harrison, who served for five years on the board.
The company keeps its current number of board members at 10, including nine independent members.
“Jack Pope is a well-respected, deeply experienced business leader, who will provide our board and management team with new insights and perspectives as we continue to implement our strategy and the necessary actions to turn the company’s performance around and drive long-term profitability and shareholder value,” said Lewis Campbell, Navistar’s chairman and CEO.
“I also want to thank David Harrison for his many contributions and five years of dedicated service to Navistar,” he said.
Pope joined United and UAL Corp. as executive vice president and chief financial officer in January 1998 and held the president and COO titles until 1994, when United employees purchased the company.
He currently serves as chairman of financial management firm PFI Group.
Pope has served as a director at Waste Management Inc. since 1997 and served as non-executive chairman from 2004 to 2011.
He currently serves on the boards of Con-way Inc., Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Kraft Foods Group and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.
He also served as chairman of the board of locomotive maker MotivePower Industries Inc. from December 1995 to November 1999.
Before joining United, Pope spent 11 years with American Airlines and its AMR Corp. parent, where he served as senior finance VP, CFO and treasurer.