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Volvo Penta Names Sweet VP Industrial Sales

Posted on March 3, 2014

Volvo Penta has appointed Shawn Sweet as vice president of Industrial Sales. In this role, Sweet oversees the company’s engine business for the off-road versatile (VE) and power generation (GE) applications.

Sweet, who is supported by director of VE Engine Sales Darren Tasker and director of GE Engine Sales Bob Apple, also has responsibility for industrial product application and sales channel development.

Sweet has more than 20 years of experience in the road building and construction equipment, oil and gas, mining and portable power industries. He most recently served as president of Doosan Portable Power, where he was responsible for the global portable air compressor and generator business.

He has also worked in senior executive leadership roles at Ingersoll Rand and Volvo Construction Equipment.

“We have a broad product lineup and significant opportunity to further grow our customer base and distribution network,” said Volvo Penta Americas President Ron Huibers. “Based on his extensive industry experience and record of performance, Shawn is the right person to lead our industrial business as we strengthen our market position in the Americas.”

Sweet has a degree in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick in Canada and has served in the Canadian Air Force. He joined Volvo Penta on February 24.