Volvo names new president

John G Smith
Peter Voorhoeve

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Peter Voorhoeve, the president and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, has been tapped to serve as president of Volvo Trucks North America, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Goran Nyberg who left for a role with Europe’s MAN Truck and Bus. Per Carlsson continues to serve as acting president until the transition.

Voorhoeve has led Volvo Group Australia since 2013, after serving senior roles in aftermarket support, supply chain management, and parts logistics during nearly 20 years with the Volvo Group.

Originally from the Netherlands, he has a masters of science degree in industrial engineering and management science from the University of Technology in Eindhoven.  He will be headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., and will report to Volvo Trucks President Claes Nilsson.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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