Sept. 7, 2023 — Mats Sköldberg has been appointed head of technology at Volvo CE. 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.
Scott Young has been appointed Head of Sales Region North America. Most recently, Young was head of the Volvo CE Uptime Center of Expertise and has held a number of other roles in strategy, technology and other functions within Volvo CE.
Jay Parker has been appointed to the newly created executive management team (EMT) role of head of digital and IT. The creation of this new role at EMT level reflects the importance of digital in the company’s overall transformation journey.
All three appointments will support the company’s leading cultural, sustainable and technological transformation, while demonstrating the expertise and dynamism that is already embedded across all regions of Volvo CE.
As the new head of Volvo CE Region North America, Young will continue to oversee the strategic direction of one of the largest markets for construction equipment and will be responsible for meeting its customers’ diverse needs. He has assumed the role from Stephen Roy, who recently took on a new position within the Volvo Group Executive Board as president of Mack Trucks.
Sköldberg will replace Thomas Bitter as the new head of technology, leading the development and delivery of Volvo CE’s global technology strategy and continuing the company’s journey into electromobility, connectivity and automation. Meanwhile, Bitter will be heading up the recently announced Compact Business Unit.
Parker, already head of Digital and IT for Volvo CE since 2020, will also be joining the EMT. His appointment on the board will bring the company’s digital transformation into renewed focus — demonstrating the increased need for digitalization across every aspect of the business.
In addition to this, Joakim Arndorw has been appointed the new head of Volvo CE Sales Region International. Arndorw is currently managing director for Swecon Anläggningsmaskiner, the retail operations for Volvo CE in Sweden. Arndorw will be part of Carl Slotte´s, head of sales region Europe´s management team.