Clint Moore will retire as President of Volvo Penta of the Americas on September 1, 2012, following more than 15 years of service.
Moore, 65, has been with Volvo Penta since 1996. He has more than 35 years of experience in the marine industry ranging from propulsion to boat building to retail sales.
"Although I love being head of VPA, the time had come for me to focus on other areas and opportunities. I am proud of the team I've built and leave behind – they are strong, passionate leaders. I am also especially pleased with the strong, productive relationships the team has developed with our customers and partners. I leave knowing that our company is a great industry leader with a bright future,' said Moore.
The recruitment process to find Clint MooreÂ´s successor as head of Volvo Penta of the Americas has already been initiated and is expected to be finalized during the third quarter.
"Clint Moore's dedicated and visionary leadership has gained enormous respect within the global boating industry and I want to thank Clint for his outstanding achievements during his service for Volvo Penta and I wish him well as he prepares for retirement,' says BjÃ¶rn Ingemanson, President of AB Volvo Penta.
In addition, Volvo Penta has decided to merge its North American, Latin American and South American operations into the newly formed Region America with sales and aftermarket responsibility. This change is effective beginning September 1, 2012 and is being made to harmonize Volvo Penta's structure with a major reorganization last year of the Volvo GroupÂ´s global structure.
Clint MooreÂ´s successor will take on responsibility for this newly consolidated region as well as segment responsibility for Volvo PentaÂ´s marine gasoline engines.