On Undercover Boss: Denny Slagle of Mack Trucks

Great to see a manufacturer working  on the factory floor for the popular CBS reality series, “Undercover Boss.” The president and CEO of Mack Trucks, Denny Slagle, has the honor next Sunday in the episode airing at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Mack Trucks provides the nuts and bolts in a news release, “CBS to Air Mack Trucks Episode of Undercover Boss, Sunday, February 20“:

In production of the episode, Slagle worked side-by-side with employees at the Macungie, PA, plant that assembles every Mack truck sold in North America; the Hagerstown, MD, plant that produces every Mack engine sold in North America; and the Baltimore, MD, distribution center that provides parts to Mack dealers and customers.

“I came away from this experience with a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by our front-line employees,” Slagle said. “Mack people live up to the brand’s reputation – they’re tough, genuine, dedicated, and reliable. The future truly is bright for this 111-year-old American icon.”…

Each week, Undercover Boss follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects that their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run.

Denny Slagle, Mack President & CEO, working in disguise at the company’s Macungie Assembly Operations during production of the hit CBS show, Undercover Boss.

A description of Mack Trucks, Inc., from the company’s website:

Founded in 1900, Mack Trucks, Inc. is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks. MACK® trucks are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries through a worldwide network of more than 670 sales, parts and service centers.

Mack is a member of the Volvo Group.  The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is the world’s leading producer of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter).  The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.  The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. 

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