MACON, Ga.Blue Bird Corporation announced that it has appointed Razvan Radulescu as chief financial officer (CFO).

Radulescu has over 20 years of financial and operating experience at Daimler Trucks, where he held various roles of increasing responsibility in finance and controlling, as well as procurement, including IT and compliance.

Most recently, Radulescu served as general manager of procurement for Daimler Trucks North America, responsible for all production and after-sales component purchases. Prior to that, Radulescu was CFO of Daimler’s Global Powertrain Truck Business Unit, located in Stuttgart, Germany. From 2013 to 2017, Radulescu was controller for Freightliner Trucks inside Daimler Trucks North America.


“Razvan is an accomplished global executive with extensive financial experience in the truck industry and we are very pleased that he will be joining our senior leadership team,” said Phil Horlock, CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. “Razvan has a proven track record of driving financial and operational performance and he will take over from Phil Tighe (interim CFO) on Oct. 1, 2021. Phil will continue to work for the company through the end of the year to facilitate a smooth transition. I want to give special thanks to Phil for stepping in as interim CFO while we conducted an extensive executive search for a permanent CFO.”

Radulescu has a bachelor’s of computer science from Academy of Economics Studies in Bucharest, Romania, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.