Volvo Trucks names Jeff Lester senior vp of sales

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, the company said.

“Jeff has successfully served in various management roles at Volvo and has a longstanding career in the trucking industry,” said Gӧran 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, Volvo added.

According to Volvo, 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.

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