Volvo Trucks North America has named Wade Long regional vice president for its Western U.S. region. He will oversee business development and ongoing support for 40 dealer locations, working with Volvo Trucks sales managers and dealer groups to deliver a broad range of diverse specification requirements. He will be based in California.
Long, who has been with Volvo Trucks North America for 20 years, has experience in engineering, product planning and marketing. Most recently, he served as director of product marketing, leading a group of marketing managers in creating specifications for the new Volvo VNR series for regional haul and new VNL long-haul series, as well as coordinating their 2017 debut, according to the company.
“Wade’s strong background will help him excel in his responsibility for truck sales in the West,” says Bruce Kurtt, senior vice president of sales for Volvo Trucks North America. “He has a great team in the region to support him, and I know our dealers will appreciate his leadership on their behalf.”