Tag Archives: Volvo Penta of the Americas

The Manufacturing Institute recognizes Volvo Penta’s Susan Bonivich

Susan Bonivich

The Manufacturing Institute has named Susan Bonivich, director of dealer development for Volvo Penta of the Americas, as one of the top women in U.S. manufacturing for 2021 with its prestigious STEP Ahead Award. Celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and production (STEP), the Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers in all levels of ...

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New partnership with Bravada marks milestones for Volvo Penta

Bravada selects Volvo Penta

Luxury houseboat manufacturer Bravada Yachts selected Volvo Penta as the propulsion provider of choice for the builder’s new Atlas V Series 80 x 22 custom lake houseboat, Invictus, located on Lake Powell, Arizona. Invictus marks several important “firsts” for Volvo Penta. The impressive luxury houseboat is the first Bravada houseboat to be powered by Volvo Penta and largest boat in the region to be ...

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Volvo Penta’s Martin Bjuve named a top Virginia manufacturing leader

Martin Bjuve Volvo Penta

Virginia Business magazine has recognized Volvo Penta of the Americas’ Martin Bjuve as a top leader in manufacturing in its inaugural Virginia 500 Power Listing. From Volvo Penta’s regional headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia, Bjuve leads the strategic direction and execution of the company’s operations throughout North, Central and South America and Caribbean, covering marine and industrial markets. Bjuve has held a variety of capacities ...

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Volvo Penta develops new digital platforms

Volvo Penta of the Americas

Volvo Penta has announced a number of initiatives aimed at training, informing and arming dealers with the resources needed to better serve shared customers in the field. The new platforms, which consist of online instructor-led training programs and a series of webinars, are geared toward all facets of dealer business including technical training, sales, warranty, parts and service. Spurred in ...

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Volvo Penta announces executive leadership appointments

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Yichen Gu to vice president of parts and accessories, as well as the promotion of Marcelo Puscar to vice president of marketing. The company said the changes will strengthen Volvo Penta’s growing presence in the marine and industrial industries across Canada, U.S., Central and South America. Gu will assume the ...

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Ron Huibers retires as president of Volvo Penta of the Americas

After 26 years with Volvo and seven as president of Volvo Penta of the Americas, it was announced today at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that Ron Huibers has decided to retire from his current role and move to another role within Volvo Penta. Succeeding Ron will be Martin Bjuve, currently CFO and SVP Business Office Volvo Penta. The ...

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Boating Industry names Ron Huibers as 2019 Mover and Shaker of the Year

By David Gee The term “Movers and Shakers” was coined by Arthur O’Shaughnessy in his 1874 poem Ode. It is commonly used to describe those whose achievements are uncommon. For our purposes, the 9th annual Movers & Shakers Awards recognize innovative leaders and pioneers in the recreational boating industry who embrace the challenge of change. Their passion for boating, combined with ...

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Volvo Penta takes to the field in student educational event

To connect with the next young wave of technical talent, Volvo Penta of the Americas recently spoke with local students about the engineering behind its marine and industrial power solutions on land and at sea at the REECH Foundation’s 2019 STEAM Day Youth Football Camp, in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded by former NFL player and Chesapeake resident Don Carey and his ...

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STEP Ahead Awards honor marine industry women

Three women in the marine industry were recently honored with STEP Ahead Awards. The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead initiative began in 2012 to celebrate women in the manufacturing industry who are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion, and leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards highlight the achievements of real women in manufacturing on a national stage. ...

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Volvo Penta launches sales academy for boat dealers

Volvo Penta has announced the launch of a new training support platform designed to help boat dealers sell Volvo Penta diesel powered boats. The Volvo Penta Sales Academy is comprised of videos and associated resources that will help dealer salespersons understand and convey to prospects the key features and benefits of the Volvo Penta products, systems and service programs. “The ...

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