Posted on 01 March 2013
Written by Reagan Haynes / Sounding Trade Only
Ron Huibers may be new to the presidency of Volvo Penta of the Americas, but he is a seasoned veteran of the Volvo Group. Huibers had been president of sales and marketing, North America, at Volvo Trucks Americas, where he oversaw more than 25,000 annual unit sales through private distribution networks and national accounts.
Huibers, who has worked within the group for 20 years, took the helm last September after Clint Moore’s retirement. He has held North American and international executive positions within the Volvo Group, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Financial Services, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks.
As a longtime boat owner he’s looking forward to mixing business with pleasure. In his new role, Huibers is responsible for Volvo Penta’s operations in North, Central and South America in the newly formed Volvo Penta Region Americas. Soundings Trade Only caught up with Huibers in January to see where the engine giant is heading.
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