AB Volvo announced today that it has appointed Martin Weissburg, currently head of Volvo’s construction equipment arm, to lead its Mack Trucks brand.
Weissburg succeeds Dennis Slagle, who has headed up Mack Trucks since 2008. Slagle plans to stay on with Volvo as as a special projects leader reporting to CEO Martin Lundstedt.
Weissburg will become president of Mack Trucks, effective June 1, 2018 and will be located in the company's Greensboro, N.C. offices. Weissburg joined the Volvo Group in 2005 as president of Volvo Financial Services Americas, became president of global financial services in 2010, and moved to his position as president of Volvo Construction Equipment in 2014. He will continue to be a member of Volvo’s executive board.
“Thanks to Denny Slagle’s leadership, the Volvo Group’s North American truck business has substantially improved its profitability and competitiveness, and is strongly positioned for the future,” Lundstedt said in a release. “In Marty Weissburg, Mack Trucks will have another proven leader who is passionate about realizing the full potential of this great truck brand.”
Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley manufactures heavy trucks in Lower Macungie Township and has 1,800 employees in the Greater Lehigh Valley.