Glenn Ellis has been named president and chairman of the board for Hino Trucks, effective Feb. 1. Ellis is the first U.S.-born president of Hino Trucks and succeeds Shigehiro Matsuoka, who retired after holding the position for four years.
Ellis also will serve as officer of Hino Motors Limited, Hino Trucks' parent company.
Ellis joined Hino Trucks in 2004 and has led the efforts to build Hino Trucks' brand in the U.S. market. In his most recent role as senior vice president of Customer Experience, he focused on expanding Hino's dealer network and product offering to include zero-emissions trucks while continuing to grow Hino trucks' market share.
Additionally, during his time as the vice president of Marketing, product development, and dealer operations, Ellis built strong customer loyalty around the company's core philosophy and launched the "Ultimate Ownership Experience."
"It's an extremely exciting time at Hino Trucks, especially as the trucking industry is adopting sustainable technology with infrastructure that is becoming increasingly available," says Ellis. "I am proud of Hino's many achievements."
As president, Hino says Ellis will continue to focus on the dealer and customer relationship. He will grow the brand by driving Hino Trucks' product development, adding enhanced technology and innovation, and supporting a faster decision-making process.
Hino also has announced two other organizational changes as part of its restructuring. Bob Petz, who previously served as senior vice president of vehicle and parts sales, has been named COO. John Donato, previously served as vice president of parts operations, will take over as senior vice president of sales and marketing.
"The changes within my leadership team are designed to enhance the focus and execution in areas that will support our customers and our long-term product strategy. I am confident that my leadership team, who have outstanding records of delivering results, will continue to contribute to Hino Trucks' future success," Ellis says.