Claes Nilsson has been appointed as the new President for the Europe Division at Volvo Trucks. He is presently in charge of the International Division.
The Europe Division delivered 49,200 trucks in 2006, which represents 47% of the company’s 105,500 total deliveries. Volvo Trucks’ Europe Division has expanded significantly in the recent years due to heavy investments in the retail network and the strong growth in Eastern Europe. Almost 8,000 employees are today working in the European operation.
Claes Nilsson is replacing Roar Isaksen who is leaving the company. In his previous capacity, Claes Nilsson was responsible for Retail Development in the European Division. Claes Nilsson has a solid background in Volvo Trucks management with many different positions. He was earlier heading the strategic planning function in the company. The recruitment process to appoint a new manager for the International Division has started today.