Volvo Trucks North America Division appoints new president and CEO

Per Carlsson has been appointed the new president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America Division. Carlsson is currently responsible for Volvo Powertrain Sweden, and will take up his new position Jan. 1, 2008.

Carlsson is succeeding Peter Karlsten, who will take on the position of president and CEO of Volvo Powertrain starting Dec. 1. Karlsten will also assume the role as Senior Vice President Technology for the Volvo Group and become a new member of the Group Executive Committee.