Huibers to lead Mack’s international operations

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Mack Trucks Inc. named Ron Huibers senior vice president of international operations, effective May 1. In this role, Huibers will direct the activities of the Mack international operations group as it competes in the global truck marketplace. He will report to Dennis Slagle, president and chief executive officer of the Lehigh Valley, Pa.-based company.

Mack says its international operations group has an extensive worldwide distribution network that sells and services Mack trucks in 45 countries. The company says the group has been an important part of Mack for decades and has made the Mack brand particularly strong in Latin America and Australia; efforts in recent years have focused on growing Mack’s presence in markets such as Africa and the Middle East.

Huibers has served in various senior management positions in international distribution, dealer operations and financial services during his career. His experience includes leading distribution activities for more than 90 countries with Champion (now Volvo Road Machinery), and directing Volvo Construction Equipment’s global sales-to-order process in Brussels, Belgium. He also served as vice president of sales for Volvo Construction Equipment (VCE) North America, and as president and CEO of VCE dealer ASC USA. He most recently was vice president of business development and strategy for Volvo Financial Services of the Americas.

“We have made the investments in product and engine technology that position us well to meet the demands of the global marketplace,” Slagle says. “We look forward to further building upon our relationships and support systems for both dealers and customers alike.”