Wilfried Porth will be Daimlers next board member for human resources and labor relations.
Porth starts his new job April 8, 2009, following Daimlers annual general meeting. He has a three-year contract.
The 49-year-old executive currently is in charge of Daimlers vans unit.
Porth succeeds Guenther Fleig, who has been Daimlers human resources boss since October 1999.
Fleig was named labor relations director later. Fleig will step down because Daimler requires executives to leave the board once they turn 60. Fleig will reach that age in February 2009.
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said in a statement that Fleig has made crucial contributions to Daimlers human resources policy. He also said Fleig has succeeded in significantly improving the international competitiveness of the jobs at our German sites.