Volvo Trucks Australia announces new vice president

Tom Chapman has made the switch across from the bulldog brand and into the role of vice president – sales at Volvo Trucks Australia.

Chapman joined Volvo Group Australia in 2015 as a part of the marketing and communications team, initially as UD Trucks brand manager, before moving into commercial roles for both Mack and Volvo.

For the last three years Chapman has served as vice president of Mack Trucks Australia during a turbulent period of post-pandemic recovery for the brand which saw a revamped range of Mack Trucks successfully launched.

“I feel very privileged to be taking the helm of the Volvo Trucks brand at such an important time in the brand’s history,” Chapman said.

“Not many people get to represent and lead more than one iconic brand during their careers, taking on this role with Volvo as the Australian transport task pivots towards low and zero emissions transport is something I’m very much looking forward to.

“I’ve enjoyed my journey with the Mack brand immensely and I’m incredibly proud of not just what we’ve achieved, but how we achieved it. I would like to thank not only my immediate team but also our Mack customers, many of whom work with all three of our VGA brands, for their valued support during my time with the brand.”

Martin Merrick, president and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, added, “I’m delighted to see Tom take the reins of the Volvo Trucks brand here in Australia. We are in perhaps the most exciting time in history to be a part of Volvo Trucks as we tackle the future of fossil free transport solutions.

“Tom’s multi-branded and multi-faceted experience with Volvo Group Australia along with his ability to build strong customer and dealer relationships will stand him in good stead to drive the Volvo Trucks brand forward as we expand our manufacturing base here at Wacol.”

Volvo Trucks Australia also recently announced a $35 million investment to expand its Wacol, Queensland, plant and facilitate the manufacture of heavy-duty electric trucks by the end of this decade.

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