Martin Weissburg has been named the new president of Volvo Construction Equipment. Weissburg is currently president of the Volvo Group's customer finance company, Volvo Financial Services, (VFS) and a member of the Group Executive Team. Weissburg will replace Pat Olney and assume his new position on Jan. 1, 2014.
Weissburg has been president of VFS since 2010, and prior to that served as president of Volvo Financial Services Americas from 2005 to 2010. Within his position at VFS, Weissburg has worked in close relationship with Volvo CE dealers for many years and has extensive and in-depth knowledge of the Volvo CE business.
"I am extremely satisfied to see Martin as President of Volvo CE," said Volvo Group President and CEO Olof Persson. "During his time with VFS, Martin has proven to be a strong and dynamic leader who has taken VFS to higher levels. He is a proven operational expert who drives efficiencies and profitable growth, as well as develops talent and internal culture, and I am certain that he will continue to deliver very well as in his new role."
Prior to joining the Volvo Group, Weissburg had years of global leadership experience tied to distribution and sales of heavy equipment. Weissburg has served as president of Great Dane Financial, and as president of the manufacturing company Woodard LLC. He started his professional career in the field of construction equipment joining Caterpillar as a marketing management trainee. He has a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and an MBA in international business from George Washington University.
"It is with great pride and excitement that I take on this new position within the Volvo Group," said Weissburg. "During my time as president of VFS, I have worked with very close ties to Volvo CE and I look forward to driving and developing the Volvo CE business in all markets and customer segments."
The search for Weissburg's replacement has begun.