The reshuffle at the top of the Volvo organisation in Australia sees a new Mack boss announced this week. The new Vice President, Mack Trucks Australia is to be Tom Chapman who has been with Volvo Group Australia since 2015.
The son of a former dealer principal at the Volvo dealership in Brisbane, Tom has worked in number of roles within the organisation. He has been involved on the marketing side of VGA covering all of the business’ brands. Later , he took on roles involved with the Mack Trucks brand working, most recently as Regional Commercial Manager for the Northern Region.
“Throughout his time within the VGA business Tom has demonstrated an impressive ability to drive change, find solutions and support both our dealers and our customers,” said Martin Merrick, President and CEO, Volvo Group Australia.
“Tom’s drive, enthusiasm for the Mack brand, and his commitment to customer success make him perfectly placed to steer Mack Trucks Australia into an exciting future,” he continues. Mack is in excellent hands as our transformation journey continues to take shape here in Australia.”
“Our new Australian made Mack range has hit the road with excellent initial feedback from customers driving these trucks for the first time. “We look forward to seeing Mack continue to evolve under the stewardship of both Tom and the wider Mack team as we power into a rapidly changing future for road transport.”
With a new Mack boss announced, it is an important time for the brand, with the introduction of the Anthem range this year, and, the introduction Anthem system into other parts of the range. These changes ensure the building blocks for any future development are in place in the truck already. The electronic architecture now in the trucks is going to be used more and more as future developments in the design of Mack trucks come along.
On a simple level, the new Anthem model is the brand’s replacement for the Granite model range which it has been selling over the last decade. However, this is only half of the story. This is not just a new cabin design; this is a new truck building system with all of the latest technology integrated into the truck build. It is this new system which will not only be appearing in the new Anthem model but will also be the standard operating system and and interior design on the Mack trucks further up the range, i.e. the Trident and the Superliner.