Kent Thompson Named Mack Regional Vice President, Southwest Region

Sept. 15, 2014

GREENSBORO, NC (Sept. 10, 2014) ““ Mack Trucks named Kent Thompson regional vice president for the U.S. Southwest Region. Thompson’s responsibilities will include driving sales and increasing market share and profitability in the region.

“Kent’s many years of sales experience, as well as his knowledge of the trucking industry, will benefit Mack customers in the southwestern U.S.,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North American Sales and Marketing. “I’m pleased to welcome him to this new role.”

Thompson has served as District Sales Manager in the Southwest Region for the past eight years. Prior to that position, Thompson was a sales manager and national sales trainer for Nissan Diesel America. He began his career in truck sales with Houston Mack in 1997.

Thompson has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. He will continue to be based in Dallas, Texas.

Dedicated to quality, reliability and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc., has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations’ public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways.

Mack Trucks, Inc., is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $41.5 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S.

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