Slagle named Mack president, CEO

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Mack Trucks announced Jan. 15 that Dennis R. Slagle will succeed Paul L. Vikner as president and chief executive officer of the company, effective April 1.

Slagle, 53, has served since 2003 as president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment North America, headquartered in Asheville, N.C. He has more than 25 years of experience in the North American construction equipment industry, including serving as president of L.B. Smith, Volvo Construction Equipment’s largest North American dealer at the time. Slagle will be based at Mack’s headquarters in Allentown, Pa.

Vikner, who has served as president and CEO since 2001, will become vice chairman of the Mack board of directors. He also will continue to represent both Mack and its parent company, the Volvo Group, in their work with various federal government entities and industry organizations affecting the Volvo Group’s North American truck operations.

Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide. Mack also is a sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations’ public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways. Mack is a member of the Volvo Group, a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.