“Volvo Group is part of my DNA”

After applying for a position in 1995, Ronette Stoner’s long journey with Volvo Group has taken her from the US to China, Belgium and Sweden. Her career in finance has involved taking a wide range of roles and challenges. “I can do anything, go anywhere, just as long as I’m brave and willing to try,” she says.

Ronette Stoner, Vice President Finance Planning & Analysis at Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Group

What attracted you to Volvo Group?
I actually started in an entry-level position as a financial analyst for Mack Trucks. Back then, I thought I would need to change companies every two to five years, in order to develop my career. 24 years later, I am still here.

What made you stay?
What has kept me within Volvo Group for so long is that I am always finding new challenges. When Mack Trucks was acquired by Volvo Group in 2001, I took the opportunity to move to Volvo Powertrain. With the acquisition of Ingersoll Rand Road Machinery in 2007, I moved into the construction part of the business with Volvo Construction Equipment.

What are the most rewarding aspects of what you do?
I have learned so much about crisis management, stabilizing our daily business and changing business processes. Perhaps the most important thing I have learned is that leadership is transferable – people have the same wants and needs, no matter the location.

What makes working here a good fit for you?
Volvo Group is part of my DNA. Its values are my values, so it has always felt like a natural fit.

How would you describe the working environment?
I really appreciate the respect for individuals and the way people are treated with trust and transparency. I have never felt labeled or limited in any way.

What does the future hold?
I am not planning to leave Volvo Group anytime soon. The opportunities here are many and varied. I cannot wait to see what new challenges lie around the corner. I have accomplished so much personally, but I am not done yet!

FACT BOX
Name
Ronette Stoner
Job Title Vice President Finance Planning & Analysis at Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Group
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Education/Qualifications BS Accounting and MBA from Frostburg State University, Certified Management Accountant, and Lean Systems Certified

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