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 North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.

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 dealers with 2,300 service points in more than 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 13 countries across the globe. In 2020 approximately 94,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of 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. Volvo Trucks´ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.