New President For Volvo Penta Americas
By Mike Osenga30 October 2019
After 26 years with Volvo including seven as president of Volvo Penta Americas, Ron Huibers is retiring from his current role and will become a senior advisor to Bjorn Ingemanson, president and CEO Volvo Penta.
Succeeding Huibers will be Martin Bjuve, (pictured) currently chief financial officer (CFO) and senior vice president (SVP) Business Office Volvo Penta. The planned transition date will be January 1, 2020. The recruitment of a new CFO and SVP, Business Office Volvo Penta has begun and will be announced at a later stage.
Bjuve has been with Volvo Penta for 17 years and is a member of the Volvo Penta Executive Group. As SVP & CFO, his responsibilities has included the overall strategy development, as well as process and IT. Prior to being appointed global CFO, he was based in Chesapeake Va. for five years, first as CFO for Volvo Penta of the Americas, and later also as vice president of customer support. Earlier roles include CFO Region Europe as well as responsible for sales of spare parts and accessories, and dealer development in the Nordic countries.
“With 26 years of distinguished leadership across Volvo Group at Volvo Penta, Volvo and Mack Trucks, Volvo Finance and Volvo Construction Equipment, Ron’s skills and experience developing business, teams and partnerships have paid dividends to the company and stakeholders. On behalf of Volvo Penta, I would like to thank Ron for his valuable contribution. His experience will still be available to the company, as Ron will help represent the company and support me as senior advisor.” said Ingemanson.
“The team, customers and industries we serve here have been exciting and rewarding. This role has been the best of my long career.” Huibers said. “I am thankful to have worked with great leaders and teams and establish stronger partnerships. However, as we have planned, I want to spend more time with my family that has been difficult to balance given the travel demands of being president. The time is right to hand over the baton as the Americas continues into the next stage of its journey.”