(Blacksburg, Va.) Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, has named Marnie Young Chief People Officer. She will lead People Operations, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Benefits, and Compensation.  

Young is the former vice president of human resources for Luna Innovations and for GE Digital. She brings more than 25 years of experience in a variety of people optimization, management, and engagement roles to Torc, where she joins an executive team focused on commercializing self-driving trucks. 

During her career, Young has led companies through acquisitions, divestitures, and integrations, and the setup of international domestic office locations in a variety of challenging regions and environments. She is also very experienced in implementing cloud-based enterprise financial and human capital management systems. At Torc, Young will apply her knowledge and experience of leading high-performance teams, building strong foundations for scalability, and partnering with leadership to support Torc’s growth goals. 

“I am excited to continue the amazing work that Torc has created,” said Young. “A strong foundation has been laid and it will serve us well in this next phase of incredible expansion. As we enter the next stage of growth, we’ll be focused on recruiting, benefits, compensation, learning and development, and engagement goals.” 

About Torc Robotics

Torc Robotics, headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, is an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, the global leader and pioneer in trucking. Founded in 2005 at the birth of the self-driving vehicle revolution, Torc has 16 years of experience in pioneering safety-critical, self-driving applications. Torc offers a complete self-driving vehicle software and integration solution and is currently focusing on commercializing self-driving trucks. “Trucking is the backbone of the U.S. economy, delivering food and products to every community in the country,” said Torc CEO and Founder Michael Fleming. “Daimler has led innovation in trucking for more than a century, from the first truck to driver-assist technology. Torc is working with Daimler Truck to commercialize self-driving trucks to make our roads safer and better, fulfilling our mission of saving lives.”