Jon McLean has been appointed to the position of vice president, UD Trucks Sales, succeeding Erik Andersson who has returned to his native Sweden to take up another position within the Volvo Group.
For McLean, progressing within the Volvo Group’s Australian operations represents 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,” he said. “Even though much of my past experience has been 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 each of the brands we represent.”
Currently vice president of aftersales and services, Jon is a veteran of the Australian trucking industry, having joined Mack Trucks in 1980 as a mechanic at the company’s Rocklea operation. He subsequently progressed through the roles of leading hand and service engineer at Mack before joining the Renault Bus Division as its sales/parts/service co-ordinator.
McLean later became the national service manager of the Mack Truck and Bus operation, a position he held for five years.
Following this, he served over 10 years managing company owned dealerships in Adelaide, Darwin and Brisbane. During his time in retail, Jon 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, he’s 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.