Volvo Trucks North America Names Jeff Lester Senior Vice President of Sales

Volvo Trucks North America appointed Jeff Lester senior vice president of sales, effective Aug. 1, 2016. Lester will lead the North American regional sales organization, working closely with the regional vice presidents to drive growth.

“Jeff has successfully served in various management roles at Volvo and has a longstanding career in the trucking industry,” said Goran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “I’m pleased to welcome him to this new role.”

Lester joined Volvo Trucks North America in 1999 and has more than 30 years of experience in the trucking industry. Most recently he was regional vice president – Southeast. He has also had regional fleet manager, district sales manager and regional powertrain manager positions in the Southeast region.

Lester has been active with the Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Association and is a member of several industry state trucking associations. Lester will be based in Greensboro, N.C.

Jeff Lester

Volvo Trucks North America appointed Jeff Lester senior vice president of sales, effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,200 dealers and workshops in more than 125 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 15 countries across the globe. In 2015 more than 113,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo's work is based on the core values quality, safety and environmental care.

The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015, the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about $37 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.