UD Trucks has announced the appointment of Jon McLean to the position of Vice President, UD Trucks Sales. McLean replaces outgoing Vice President, Erik J. Andersson, who has returned to his native Sweden to take up a position as Vice President, Logistics Purchasing, Volvo Group Trucks Operations – Logistics Services.
According to McLean, progressing within the Volvo Group Australia presents an exciting new chapter in his career. “To join the UD Trucks family in this position is a great honour, as these are exciting times for the company and the industry in Australia,” McLean said. “Even though much of my past has been involved with the Mack, Volvo and Renault brands, I am incredibly excited by the challenge that lies ahead. I believe that within the Volvo Group, we all share the one goal, and share in the same great passion across all of the brands which we represent.”
Currently the Vice President of Aftersales and Services, McLean is a veteran in the Australian transport industry, having joined Mack Trucks in 1980. Following this, McLean served over 10 years managing company owned dealerships in Adelaide, Darwin and Brisbane. During his time in retail, McLean completed a Graduate Certificate in Management at the University of Adelaide in 2002, followed by a Masters of Business Administration at the Queensland University of Technology in 2007.
Since 2008, McClean has occupied the position of General Manager, later titled Vice President of Aftersales and Services.
McLean will officially commence in his new role once new leadership is secured for his current position.