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Volvo Penta announces personnel moves

Volvo Penta of the Americas has announced two key appointments to its management team.

The company named Ed Monacchio vice president of distribution development in the Americas and Gabriel Barsalini general manager in South America.

Volvo Penta said Monacchio will focus on improving the density and competency of the distribution network for marine and industrial services and products throughout the Americas. He will work collaboratively with the commercial teams and have responsibility for dealer development, including training.

Ed Monacchio, new vice president distribution development.

Ed Monacchio, vice president of distribution development

Monacchio joined Volvo Penta as U.S. marketing manager in 1996. Most recently he was vice president of aftermarket and customer support for North America.

“Ed’s experience and skill set fits perfectly with our ongoing efforts to further develop and strengthen the distribution network,” Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers said in a statement. “His strong background in marketing, business and dealer development and customer support make him the ideal person to ensure we achieve these strategic objectives.”

Barsalini will join Volvo Penta Region Americas on May 19 as general manager for South America, reporting to Huibers. The company said he will provide direction and support for the day-to-day activities for Volvo Penta marine, industrial and aftermarket businesses and will lead the South American team.

Gabriel Barsalini as general manager, South America.

Gabriel Barsalini, general manager, South America

Barsalini’s most recent role was after-sales director for the VCE South American market. The company said he and his team contributed to significant development and growth of the VCE aftermarket support and distribution network.

“We are pleased to add Gabriel to our Volvo Penta team,” Huibers said. “He brings a background in aftermarket development, sales support, product application and broad knowledge of South American distribution. His experience and leadership will help sustain the growth that the South American team is delivering across marine and industrial segments.”

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