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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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Volvo Penta names Lars Ljungström vice president of finance and CFO

Lars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Volvo Penta of the Americas, effective July 2017.  Ljungström will provide strategic leadership over finance, planning, budgeting and reporting for North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. He will also oversee coordination of IT systems and services, as well as legal and sales operations. ...

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Volvo Penta expands its service school offerings in North America

Volvo Penta of the Americas is expanding its service school offerings by partnering with vocational technical schools in the United States and Canada. Volvo Penta is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in Camdenton, Mo.; and New England Institute of Technology in ...

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Volvo Penta names Martin Bjuve vice president for customer support and training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Martin Bjuve as vice president for customer support and training. In this position, he will provide strategic direction and management for support and product training for dealers and customers across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Bjuve has served as vice president and chief financial officer at ...

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Volvo Penta to showcase inboard joystick driving and docking control for inboards at MIBS

Volvo Penta of the Americas will feature the new Joystick Inboard system at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. The Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard is a joystick for twin inboard shaft installations that includes both docking and driving modes and integrates all five steering components: thruster, rudders, gear shift, slip and throttle. The joystick’s technology automatically calculates balance between ...

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