John Maloney, 50, is appointed the new President of Volvo Cars, U.S. with immediate effect. He brings close to 30 years of automotive experience with him, most recently coming from a position as Vice President, Marketing and Product Planning at Volvo Cars North America.
“The U.S. market is vital for the ambitious growth targets we have set for the company. Therefore, I am very happy that John has accepted to lead our U.S. business”, says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.
John Maloney joined Volvo Cars of North America in 2000, arriving from Ford Motor Company. He became Vice President Marketing Communications in 2002 and in 2008 Product Planning was added to his responsibilities. He has been acting President of Volvo Cars of North America since May this year and he replaces Doug Speck who has been appointed Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Corporation.
“The future for Volvo in the US is very bright and I’m honored to lead the brand during this very exciting time. My priority is to build upon the 2011 success and remain focused on delivering sustainable growth driven though our core volume products – the Volvo S60, XC60 and XC90”, says John Maloney.
The U.S. is Volvo Car Corporation’s biggest market with more than 60,000 sold cars year-to-date 2011 through 315 dealerships throughout the country. Sales this year are up 27 per cent versus 2010, mainly driven by the successful Volvo S60, XC60 and XC90 models.