Mack welcomes back new boss in Australia

Volvo Group Australia (VGA) has named the replacement of the outgoing Dean Bestwick at Mack Trucks Australia.

The position has been filled by Gary Bone who will assume the role of Vice President Sales Mack Trucks Australia, New Zealand and Oceania markets commencing in early March.

Formerly the CEO of Chesterfield Australia, Bone returns to a company and brand he knows well, having spent 16 years from 1997 with Mack Trucks and Volvo Group Australia.

Bone worked in multiple positions in the Group, including two years in the USA for Mack, before assuming the position of Senior Vice President Mack Trucks Australia.

He held the role between 2005 to 2008.

Bestwick has gained an internal promotion and will commence his new role as Regional Vice President Northeast Region for Mack Trucks in North America in April 2020.

It will reunite him with former Volvo Group Australia President and CEO Peter Voorhoeve, who was promoted to President Volvo Trucks North America in 2018.

Bone's last tenure at Mack was incredibly successful as it coincided with growth in market share, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction recorded throughout according to VGA.

With an aptitude for customer success, Bone returns in time for the anticipated launch of the Mack Anthem expected to be made available for orders in Q3 this year.

“I am incredibly excited by the return of Gary Bone to Mack Trucks Australia,” said Volvo Group Australia President and CEO Martin Merrick.

“Gary has a great history with Mack and Volvo and I am convinced he is the right man to lead Mack forward in 2020 and beyond. His work with us in the past and his recent successes speak for themselves.”

(Image: Gary Bone returns as new Vice President Sales Mack Trucks Australia).

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