Volvo Global continues North American restructuring

GREENSBORO, N.C. — As part of the restructuring program announced on Sept. 28, Volvo Global Trucks has shuffled the deck to maximize the operating efficiency of its two North American units.

The Volvo Global properties — Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) — will maintain separate headquarters, each with its own management and all the functions necessary to deliver brand-specific, premium products and services to their customers, according to the company.

However, several functions will be brought under common leadership, reporting to Michel Gigou, president and chief executive officer of VTNA, and provide support to both companies. While the leadership of these functions will be located at VTNA headquarters in Greensboro, N.C., each will have dedicated personnel in Allentown, Pa., to support Mack management. Effective immediately, the following personnel will lead the support functions:

— Terrence Grube has been named vice-president, legal.

— Goran Gustafsson has been named vice-president, customer engineering.

— Sam Johnston has been named vice-president, dealer development.

— Rikard Jonsson has been named senior vice-president, parts sales and marketing.

— Marc Kalbermatten has been named vice-president, IS/IT.

— Mark McLaughlin has been named senior vice-president, human resources.

— John Mies has been named vice-president, communications.

— Harold Wiegel has been named vice-president, customer satisfaction.

“In addition to helping us address today’s challenging North American market conditions, this new organization will have substantial long-term benefits,” says Tryggve Sthen, president and chief executive officer of Volvo Global Trucks. “It will strengthen both Mack and Volvo as distinct, premium truck brands, offering premium products and customer support — and provide a very competitive structure for future profitable growth in this key market.”

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