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Volvo appoints O’Connell to Vice President of Sales

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, Volvo Group Australia, has appointed Tony O’Connell to Vice President Sales Volvo Trucks Australia it announced today.

The current Vice President of Aftersales and Services, O’Connell has been with the company 13 years and has a deep understanding of its customers with whom he has engaged in a variety of roles said Martin Merrick, Volvo Group Australia President and CEO.

“He has led the development of Aftersales and Services through close partnership with our dealership network in Australia and New Zealand by delivering superior customer service,” he said in an issued statement.

“With a career grounded in grassroots customer work at dealership level, Tony brings deep insight and passion for the brand to the role.”

“I have full confidence that Tony will lead the Volvo Trucks Australia team through an exciting time ahead for the brand and further build on its great market success in Australia and New Zealand to deliver a premium customer experience,” said Merrick.

Having started as a project coordinator in 2005, O’Connell has subsequently been promoted to a series of roles in project management, business development and retail support.

O’Connell said he was looking forward to working closely with customers of all sizes to demonstrate the strength of the Volvo Trucks brand.

“My role in Aftersales and Services has been focused on helping to resolve issues before they become problems, which means getting close to customers to understand their businesses and their priorities,” he said.

“This has given me invaluable insight into what matters most to our customers, and I am looking forward to translating this into my new role leading Volvo Trucks Australia,” said O’Connell.

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