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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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Volvo Penta conducts IPS training program for Mexico and Central American dealer network

Volvo Penta of the Americas conducted a custom training course in Cancun, Mexico recently, providing full instruction in the assembly, repair and alignment of IPS engines for its regional dealer network in Mexico and Central America. Seventeen technicians attended the series of five-day, Spanish-language classes held at Pirate Marine in Cancun. They received a full training on Volvo Penta’s IPS ...

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Volvo Penta 8-liter diesel engine and IPS drive make American debut at FLIBS

For the first time in the U.S., Volvo Penta is presenting its 8-liter diesel engine and new IPS drive. These solutions, along with other innovations recently introduced by the company, will be showcased at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in booth 1203/1204. These products are an extension of Volvo Penta’s Easy Boating initiative, featuring Helm-to-Prop Integration, according to Ron ...

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Women Making Waves: Marcia Kull

Marcia Kull Vice President – Marine Sales, Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC Education: B.A. in Education – University of Iowa; JD – University of Iowa College of Law. Years in the marine industry: Over 25 Companies you have worked for in the marine industry and titles you held within those companies: Genmar Holdings – Assistant General Counsel, Vice President ...

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Volvo Penta supports SkillsUSA National Championships for vocational students

The nation’s leading high school and college-aged vocational students gathered in Louisville, Ky., last month to demonstrate their technical skills and knowledge at the SkillsUSA National Championships – and Chesapeake-based Volvo Penta was there to support them. A highlight of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, the Championships attract more than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students who ...

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