Gerry Keaney, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK Limited and President of Volvo’s Benelux Sales Region has been appointed as Vice President Sales for Volvo Car Corporation.

Gerry Keaney has been with Volvo since 1990 and has held the position of UK Managing Director since 1996 and Regional President since 1999.

Prior to joining Volvo he held a number of senior management positions in companies operating in the venture capital, strategic consultancy, retailing and engineering sectors.

During his time as Managing Director, the Volvo product range has been totally renewed, the appeal of the brand extended and profitability grown. The UK is now Volvo’s second largest export market.

In his new role as Vice President Sales, which he will take up on 1 August 2002, Gerry Keaney will oversee Volvo’s eight Sales Regions, as well as the Business and Volume Optimisation Unit.

Commenting on his appointment Gerry Keaney said "After 12 great years in the UK I am pleased to accept this new role. It is testimony to the esteem in which the UK Sales Company is held by Volvo. Whilst I will be sorry to be leaving such a talented team of employees and professional dealers, one of the benefits of my new role is that I will still be in touch with progress in the UK and the Region. This is an exciting time to be joining the Sales and Marketing team in Gothenburg as we roll out new models and grow our global volume from 420,000 to 600,000 vehicles."

A separate communication will be made in the near future regarding the positions of UK Managing Director and Regional President.

Published : 27/06/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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