Volvo Penta of the Americas names new president

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Ron Huibers has been named the new president of Volvo Penta of the Americas, succeeding Clint Moore, who announced earlier this year that he plans to retire.

Huibers, currently president of sales and marketing North America within Volvo Trucks Americas, will assume his new position Sept. 1.

“I am very happy to have Ron Huibers join Volvo Penta as the leader of a business of key strategic importance for us,” Volvo Penta’s global president, Björn Ingemanson, said in a statement. “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.”

Huibers has been with the Volvo Group for 20 years and has held North American and international executive positions within the group, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Financial Services, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks.

In his new role, 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 Volvo Penta Region Americas.

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