FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC today announced that Matthew E. Roy, formerly vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, was appointed vice president of human resources and administration. He succeeds Jeremy Gump, who held that position since July 2007.

Gump announced last fall that he would be leaving the company to pursue entrepreneurial interests. With Roy taking over Grump’s post, Michelle D. Spreitzer, the company’s assistant general counsel since 2000, becomes  vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

"With his deep understanding of labor laws throughout the Americas and his success as a leader in the organization, I am confident Matt will do an outstanding job leading the team in human resources and administrative services, " said Peter Zieringer, president and CEO of MBFS. "Michelle has built a solid reputation for working closely with her business partners and has demonstrated strong leadership on many critical issues throughout her career and we are fortunate to have her join the executive leadership team."

In his new position, Roy will be responsible for overseeing human resources strategy for Daimler's sales and financial services entities in the Americas Region.

Roy joined the company in 1998 and was responsible for commercial affairs. He became General Counsel in 2007. In her new position, Spreitzer will be responsible for all of the legal activities in the Americas Region for MBFS. She also joins the core executive management team in the company called the operations committee.