AUGUST 17, 2012 — Ron Huibers has been appointed new president of Volvo Penta Americas. He succeeds Clint Moore who earlier announced he has decided to retire. Mr. Huibers, who is currently President of Sales & Marketing North America within Volvo Trucks Americas, will take up his new position on September 1, 2012.
Mr. Huibers has been with Volvo Group for 20 years. He has held various North America and International executive positions within Volvo Group including Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Financial Services, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks.
In his current position, Huibers is the leader of Volvo Trucks North America commercial sales and marketing operations with more than 25,000 annual unit sales through private distribution networks and national accounts.
“I am very happy to have Ron Huibers onboard Volvo Penta as the leader of a business of key strategic importance for us”, says Volvo Penta’s global president Björn Ingemanson. “We have ambitious growth objectives both for our marine and industrial engine business. Based on his extensive experience and record of performance, Ron is the right person to continue to grow our business and strengthen our already strong market positions in the Americas.”
In his new role, Mr. Huibers will have responsibility for Volvo Penta’s sales, marketing and aftermarket operations in North America, Central America and South America in the newly formed organization, Volvo Penta Region Americas.
Mr. Huibers will succeed Clint Moore who after more than 16 years of distinguished service and leadership has decided to retire from his position as president of Volvo Penta of the Americas.
Volvo Penta of the Americas Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AB Volvo Penta, a leading supplier of marine propulsion systems, as well as heavy-duty diesel engines for industrial applications.