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Transport Topics / December 25, 2013

Mack Trucks Inc. promoted Stephen Roy to president of its North American sales and marketing, effective in January.

Roy currently leads Mack’s aftermarket business. He will replace Kevin Flaherty, who will retire in January after 40 years at Mack, the company said in a Sept. 25 statement.

The position is Mack’s top executive, reporting to Dennis Slagle, CEO of Mack and Volvo Truck’s North American business (Volvo Group Trucks Sales and Marketing Americas).

Mack is part of Sweden-based Volvo Group.

Mack brand press release - http://www.macktrucks.com/community/mack-news/2013/stephen-roy-named-president/

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Flaherty is being replaced by Stephen Roy, a Volvo man that has only been around truck parts since 2008, as Volvo Trucks senior vice president, parts sales and marketing (he's the guy that's been bringing you the those unbelievably high parts prices).

From 2002 thru 2007, Stephen Roy was a loan guy with Volvo Commercial Finance. That's it. And Volvo feels these modest credentials are adequate for heading their Mack brand unit???

Now, Volvo has junior Volvo men running the Mack brand.

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Joe D- I'm afraid you are right. Kevin Flaherty is/was the last of the old "big dog" names I would recognize. Good luck to him in his retirement. It has to be tough for a guy like that to finish his career with an upper management with roots far different from his.

I've said it before-only a matter of time before some Swede says..."think of all the money we can save if we eliminate this duplicate sales administrative organization we call "Mack"? After all, we design everything, engineer everything blah blah."

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