Volvo Penta of the Americas Names New Vice President for Industrial Sales

Volvo Penta of the Americas has named Darren Tasker as vice president for Industrial Sales.

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) – May 28, 2015 – Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Darren Tasker as vice president for industrial sales.
In this role he will have responsibility for the power generation and off-road versatile equipment power business segments in North and Central America. He will lead the Volvo Penta industrial team in further developing the company’s growing distribution and service network in the industrial sector.
Tasker has been with Volvo Penta for more than 18 years. Prior to this appointment, he was director of industrial business in charge of developing the North American off-highway market strategy. In his previous positions, he gained extensive experience working in various industrial sales positions in Europe, including U.K. sales manager. He has an MBA degree from Middlesex University in the U.K.
"The industrial business is one of our key focuses for the Americas," said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. "We have an excellent product lineup and significant opportunities to further grow our customer base and distribution network. Based on his past experience and accomplishments, Darren Tasker is clearly the right person to lead the next phase of growth and strengthen our industrial market position in the Americas."
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About Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta, with approximately 4,000 dealers in more than 130 countries, is a global manufacturer of engines for leisure boats and commercial vessels, as well as industrial applications. The engine program includes diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs between 10 and 900 horsepower. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.
For further information, please contact:
Marcelo Puscar
Volvo Penta of the Americas
Phone: +1 (757) 436 2800
Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
Phone: +1 (757) 451 0602