New general manager for MAN Truck and Bus


Penske Commercial Vehicles appoints Mark Mello as general manager of MAN Truck and Bus.

New general manager for MAN Truck and Bus
Newly appointed MAN Truck and Bus Australia general manager Mark Mello has been with MAN since 2000.

 

Penske Commercial Vehicles has announced the appointment of Mark Mello as the new general manager of MAN Truck and Bus in Australia.

Mello was previously in charge of MAN Bus and Military Projects, and now takes on an expanded role.

The move follows the resignation of former MAN Truck general manager Gerry Stone, who Penske Commercial Vehicles says has left to pursue other interests.

Mello joined MAN in 2000 and has had a range of roles, initially as national service manager before moving to management roles in dealer development, after-market, retail, special projects and operations.

Penske Commercial Vehicles managing director Paul Glavac says Mello brings vast experience in trucks to his new role, both from MAN and previously at Volvo Australia.

"Along with his involvement in MAN bus and military vehicles during the past few years, Mark is perfectly equipped for the task of spearheading MAN truck and bus in Australia," Glavac says.

Mello says he is honoured to be handed the new role, particularly given the "extra breadth and added resources" the Penske Corporation has brought to the operation in the past year.

"My background is in truck and whilst I have been primarily involved in bus and military vehicles in recent times I have always kept a close interest in trucks and I am looking forward to helping MAN to achieve greater success in Australia," Mello says.

"There is no doubt that Penske Commercial Vehicles has brought greater opportunities and resources for MAN in Australia, particularly with rental and leasing operations, which combined with the MAN product line-up will ensure we deliver on the tremendous potential the brand has here in Australia."

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