Volvo CE appoints Scott Young as head of sales in North America
Three new appointments strengthen Volvo CE’s leadership team
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has made a number of changes to its executive management team (EMT) with three senior appointments.
Scott Young is appointed head of sales in the North American region. Scott was most recently the head of the Volvo CE Uptime Center of Expertise and has held a number of other roles in strategy, technology, and other functions within Volvo CE.
Mats Sköldberg is appointed the head of technology at Volvo CE. Most recently Mats was head of technology for Volvo CE in China and has held a number of other senior technology roles in recent years.
Jay Parker is appointed to the newly created EMT role of head of digital and IT.
"Our leadership team will be greatly strengthened with the addition of Scott, Mats, and Jay, as they join during a significant time of change for our industry," says Melker Jernberg, head of Volvo CE. "With their diverse experience cross-functional understanding, and genuine passion, I have no doubt we will continue to lead our company´s sustainable transformation going forward."
Scott Young will continue to oversee the strategic direction of North America and will be responsible for meeting its market's diverse needs. He has assumed the role from Stephen Roy who recently took on a new position within the Volvo Group Executive Board as the president of Mack Trucks.
Mats Sköldberg will replace Thomas Bitter as the new head of technology, leading the development and delivery of Volvo CE's global technology strategy and continuing the company's journey into electromobility, connectivity, and automation. Meanwhile, Thomas Bitter will be heading up Volvo's Compact Business Unit.
Jay Parker, already head of digital and IT for Volvo CE since 2020, will also be joining the EMT. His appointment on the board will bring the company's digital transformation into renewed focus – demonstrating the increased need for digitalization across every aspect of the business.
In addition to this, Joakim Arndorw has been appointed the new head of Volvo CE's international sales. Joakim is currently the managing director for Swecon Anläggningsmaskiner, the retail operations for Volvo CE in Sweden. Joakim will be part of Carl Slotte´s, head of sales region Europe's management team.