Mack 3P Posted October 9, 2009 Share Posted October 9, 2009 To improve profitability and efficiency in the Volvo Group’s North American truck operation, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will be merged into a single organization, North American Trucks (NAT), under the leadership of Dennis Slagle, currently President of Mack Trucks. Per Carlsson, who currently serves as President of Volvo Trucks North America, will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer in the new organization and will report directly to Dennis Slagle. At the same time, Volvo Powertrain and Volvo 3P in North America will be more closely linked to the North American organization through dual reporting of their North American leaders to Dennis Slagle and their global leadership. To further enhance coordination, the other business units in North America will be more closely aligned to North American Trucks. The new organization will continue to operate two separate sales organizations and work with two separate and distinct brands. A key reason for the restructuring measures is the need to more closely align goals across the North American operations, and enhance the capability to rapidly implement approved decisions. “To achieve sustainable profitability at acceptable levels, we are now moving forward with the integration of our North American truck business,” says CEO Leif Johansson. “The new organization will speed decision-making and significantly improve the operational steering of sales and products, while allowing us to maintain our focus on global product platforms.”The new management organization will be effective from November 1, 2009, and financial reporting will be based on the new structure as of January 1, 2010. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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