Alain Visser

Alain Visser

Volvo Car Corporation (VCC) has announced the appointment of Alain Visser as vice president of Sales Operations within its Marketing, Sales and Customer Service division.

"I really look forward to join Volvo Car Corporation. The company is in a challenging stage of transformation and expansion and has an exciting strategy ahead," a release from VCC quotes Visser as stating.

Until earlier this year, Visser, 49, had been the vice president of Sales, Marketing and After sales for Opel and Vauxhall. Effective 1 March 2012, he became head of Marketing for all of Chevrolet's markets outside North and South America but left GM soon after. Prior to these roles, Visser had held various leadership positions in Sales and Marketing positions within Ford of Europe and General Motors.

VCC's new VP of Sales, who was born in Belgium, holds a Masters degree from the University of Antwerp as well as an MBA from Duke University in North Carolina. He began his career at Ford of Belgium in 1987.

Managing Volvo's global sales operational business will be Visser's main role. He will report to Doug Speck, VCC's senior vice president of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.

Alain Visser is due to take up his new role on 3 September.

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Aug 21, 2012 | ID:45429

Volvo Car Corporation appoints Alain Visser as Vice President Sales Operations

Volvo Car Corporation appoints Alain Visser to the new position of Vice President Sales Operations within Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.

Alain Visser, 49, comes from a position as Vice President Sales, Marketing and After sales for Opel and Vauxhall, based in Germany. His previous experiences include a broad variety of leadership positions in Sales and Marketing positions within Ford of Europe and General Motors.

"I really look forward to join Volvo Car Corporation. The company is in a challenging stage of transformation and expansion and has an exciting strategy ahead," says Alain Visser.

Alain Visser was born in Belgium and has a Masters degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium as well as an MBA from Duke University, North Carolina, USA.
He started his career at Ford of Belgium in 1987 and has since worked at various senior positions within Ford of Europe. In 2004 he joined General Motors.

In his new position at Volvo Car Corporation, Alain Visser will manage Volvo's global sales operational business. He will report to Doug Speck, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service and be a member of the MS&CS management team.

"With his solid experience within sales and marketing, Alain Visser will greatly contribute to Volvo Car Corporation's long term growth ambitions," says Doug Speck.

Alain Visser will start his new assignment at Volvo Car Corporation on September 3, 2012.

Author: Glenn Brooks

Original source: https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/enhanced/en-gb/Media/Preview.aspx?mediaid=45429

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