Kicking off the formal portion of the Chicago media preview at the MAMA/CAS Breakfast will be John Maloney, the newly appointed the new President of Volvo Cars, U.S.
Mr. Maloney brings nearly 30 years of automotive experience with him, most recently coming from a position as Vice President, Marketing and Product Planning at Volvo Cars North America.
"The U.S. market is vital for the ambitious growth targets we have set for the company. Therefore, I am very happy that John has accepted to lead our U.S. business," said Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.
John Maloney joined Volvo Cars of North America in 2000, arriving from Ford Motor Co. He became Vice President Marketing Communications in 2002 and in 2008 Product Planning was added to his responsibilities. He has been acting president of Volvo Cars of North America since May 2011 and replaced Doug Speck, who was appointed Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Corporation.
"The future for Volvo in the U.S. is very bright and I’m honored to lead the brand during this very exciting time," said Maloney. "My priority is to build upon the 2011 success and remain focused on delivering sustainable growth driven though our core volume products: the Volvo S60, XC60 and XC90."
The United States is Volvo Car Corporation’s biggest market with more than 60,000 sold cars in 2011 via its 315 dealerships throughout the country. 2011 sales were up 27 percent versus 2010, mainly driven by the successful Volvo S60, XC60 and XC90 models.
About the Chicago Auto Show: The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning over one million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises nearly $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2012 public show will be held from February 10 - February 19, 2012. For more information, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com or www.facebook.com/chicagoautoshow.
About the Chicago Auto Trade Association:
- Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of approximately 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ approximately 19,000 people in the metropolitan area.
- CATA dealerships contribute to the state, county and city tax base with gross receipts of approximately $12.5 billion per dealership in new- and used-cars, parts and service. The extended impact of tax base contribution through CATA dealership employees make this group one of the largest and most influential tax constituencies in the city and state.
- The CATA's mission is to promote and maintain honesty and dependability; employ truth and accuracy in dealer advertising; strive to constantly improve business methods and ethics; and maintain fair competition to serve both dealer and customer.
- The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935.
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