Volvo appoints new Vice President of Mack Truck Sales

The Volvo Group Australia (VGA) has announced the appointment of Tony O’Connell as the new vice president of Mack Truck Sales, starting in October 2024.

Most recently serving as a managing director at Volvo Malaysia, O’Connell began his journey at VGA in 2004, from their private dealer Truck Centre WA, in a Mack aftermarket role.

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He has since gained two decades of leadership and strategic expertise at Volvo Group, including senior roles such as Vice President of Aftermarket, then Vice President of Volvo Trucks Sales Australia.

O’Connell says he looks forward to taking the reins of the Mack Trucks brand in Australia.

“For over a century, Mack has forged a well-deserved reputation for reliability, durability, and efficiency and I am excited to join and contribute to that legacy,” he says.

He expressed his enthusiasm for the future of Mack Trucks and its customers, highlighting the recent launch of the new lower emission Euro 6 range and the all-new range topping 780hp 17-litre MP11 engine.

“I am fortunate to lead the Mack Trucks brand during this exciting time, as we navigate and shape the new era of the transport industry,” he says.

President and CEO of VGA, Martin Merrick says he is convinced Tony’s experience at the wider Volvo group over the past three and a half years will add value to VGA.

“As VP of Mack Trucks Sales, Tony will bring his deep industry knowledge, strategic acumen, and passion for excellence to help drive customer success and take the Mack Trucks brand to the next level,” he says.

“With Tony O’Connell at the helm, Mack is well-positioned to advance our transformation journey here in Australia.”

With over 1400 people employed by VGA across the country and 80 suppliers benefitting from local production, the Volvo Group boasts the largest dealer network in Australia and New Zealand, with service points across the country giving access to metropolitan and regional customers.

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