New executive management team roles for Mats Sköldberg, Scott Young, and Jay Parker
VOLVO Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have announced changes to their executive management team (EMT) with three senior appointments designed to strengthen the company’s global leadership and transformation journey.
Mats Sköldberg has been appointed head of technology. Most recently he was head of technology for Volvo CE in China and has held a number of other senior technology roles in recent years.
Replacing Thomas Bitter, Mr Sköldberg will lead the development and delivery of Volvo CE’s global technology strategy, continuing the company’s journey into electromobility, connectivity, and automation. Meanwhile, Mr Bitter will be heading up Volvo CE’s recently announced Compact Business Unit.
Scott Young has been appointed head of Volvo CE’s North America sales region. Most recently he was head of Volvo CE’s Uptime Centre of Expertise and has held a number of other roles in strategy, technology, and other functions within Volvo CE.
In his new role he will continue to oversee the strategic direction of one of the largest markets for construction equipment and will be responsible for meeting customers’ diverse needs. He has taken over the role from Stephen Roy who recently took on a new position within the Volvo Group executive board as president of Mack Trucks.
Jay Parker, already head of digital and IT for Volvo CE since 2020, has been appointed to the newly created EMT role of head of digital and IT. The creation of this new role at EMT level is said to reflect the importance of digital in the company’s overall transformation journey and his appointment on the board will bring Volvo CE’s digital transformation into renewed focus – demonstrating the increased need for digitalization across every aspect of the business.
Melker Jernberg, head of Volvo CE, said: ‘Our leadership team will be greatly strengthened with the addition of Scott, Mats and Jay, as they join during a significant time of change for our industry. With their diverse experience, cross-functional understanding and genuine passion, I have no doubt we will continue to lead our company´s sustainable transformation going forward.’
In addition, Joakim Arndorw (pictured) has been appointed as the new head of Volvo CE sales region International. Currently managing director of Swecon Anläggningsmaskiner, Volvo CE’s retail operation in Sweden, he will be part of head of Europe sales region Carl Slotte’s management team.