Volvo CE Appoints New Head of North America Operations

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced three senior appointments to its executive management team, including a new head of its North America operations.

From left: Scott Young, Mats Sköldberg and Jay Parker are joining the Volvo CE executive management team.
From left: Scott Young, Mats Sköldberg and Jay Parker are joining the Volvo CE executive management team.
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Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced three major appointments to its executive management team. Most notably, Scott Young, former head of the Volvo CE Uptime Center of Expertise, was named head of sales for North America. Young takes over for Stephen Roy, who was recently named president of Mack Trucks, a position within the Volvo Group Executive Board.

The three appointments consist of:

  • Scott Young is appointed head of sales region North America. Most recently Scott was 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 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 role of head of digital and IT. The creation of this new role at the executive management team level reflects the importance of digital in the company’s overall transformation journey.

According to Volvo CE:

All three appointments will support the company’s cultural, sustainable and technological transformation, while demonstrating the expertise and dynamism that is already embedded across all regions of Volvo CE.

Melker Jernberg, head of Volvo CE, said, “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. 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.”

As the new head of Volvo CE Region North America, Young will continue to oversee the strategic direction of one of the largest markets for construction equipment and will be responsible for meeting its customers’ diverse needs. He has assumed the role from Stephen Roy who recently took on a new position within the Volvo Group Executive Board as 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 the recently announced Compact Business Unit.

Jay Parker, already head of digital and IT for Volvo CE since 2020, will also be joining the executive management team. His appointment on the board aims to 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 Sales Region International. Joakim is currently 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.