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Volvo Trucks Australia announces new vice president

BREAKING – Volvo Trucks Australia has appointed a member of its fellow brands to the role of vice president of sales

Volvo Trucks Australia has revealed the appointment of Tom Chapman as the brand’s new vice president of sales.

After joining Volvo Group Australia in 2015 as part of the marketing and communications team, Chapman’s initial work as UD Trucks brand manager then saw him move into commercial roles for both Mack and Volvo.

Over the past three years, Chapman has served as Mack Trucks Australia vice president during a post-pandemic recovery period for the brand, which saw a revamped range of Mack Trucks successfully launched amid the growth of heavy-duty market share.

“I feel very privileged to be taking the helm of the Volvo Trucks brand at such an important time in the brands history,” Chapman says.

“Not many people get to represent and lead more than one iconic brand during their careers – taking on this role with Volvo as the Australian transport task pivots towards low and zero-emissions transport is something I’m very much looking forward to.

“I’ve enjoyed my journey with the Mack brand immensely and I’m incredibly proud of not just what we’ve achieved, but how we achieved it. I would like to thank not only my immediate team but also our Mack customers, many of whom work with all three of our VGA brands, for their valued support during my time with the brand.”

The appointment comes as Volvo Trucks Australia recently announced a $35 million investment to expand its Wacol plant in Queensland to help facilitate the manufacturing of heavy-duty electric trucks by the end of the decade.

“I’m delighted to see Tom take the reins of the Volvo Trucks brand here in Australia,” Volvo Group Australia CEO and president Martin Merrick says.

“We are in perhaps the most exciting time in history to be part of Volvo Trucks as we tackle the future of fossil free transport solutions.

“Tom’s multi-branded and multi-faceted experience with Volvo Group Australia, along with his ability to build strong customer and dealer relationships, will stand him in good stead to drive the Volvo Trucks brand forward as we expand our manufacturing base here at Wacol.”

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