Ron Huibers has been appointed the new president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. He succeeds Clint Moore who announced his plans to retire earlier this year.
Huibers, currently president of sales and marketing North America within Volvo Trucks Americas, assumes his new position on Sept. 1.
Huibers has been with the Volvo Group for 20 years. He has held various North American and international executive positions within the 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 join Volvo Penta as the leader of a business of key strategic importance for us,” says Volvo Penta’s global president Björn Ingemanson in a company press release. “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, 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.
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.