Volvo Group Australia announces new Mack vice president

In News, Volvo, Mack2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 28, 2020

Volvo Group Australia has appointed Gary Bone as vice president sales Mack Trucks Australia, New Zealand and Oceania markets. 

Previously the CEO of Chesterfield Australia, Bone will succeed Dean Bestwick as the head of one of the most iconic brands in the Australian transport industry. Bestwick has gained an internal promotion and will commence his new role as regional vice president Northeast Region for Mack Trucks in North America in April.

 Bone will be returning to a company and brand he knows well, having spent 16 years from 1997 with Mack Trucks and Volvo Group Australia. He worked in multiple positions in the group, including two years in the USA for Mack, before assuming the position of senior vice president Mack Trucks Australia from 2005 to 2008. 

Bone‘s last position with Volvo Group Australia was as vice president Volvo Trucks Australia, from 2009 to 2013. In this time, he was responsible for sales and brand management for the brand in the Oceania region in a time in which a new range of models was introduced to the market. His tenure was an incredibly successful one, with growth in market share, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction recorded throughout. 

“I am incredibly excited by the return of Gary Bone to Mack Trucks Australia,” said Volvo Group Australia president and CEO Martin Merrick. 

“Gary has a great history with Mack and Volvo and I am convinced he is the right man to lead Mack forward in 2020 and beyond. His work with us in the past and his recent successes speak for themselves.” 

Bone has a passion for customer success and has worked hard to deliver on increased customer satisfaction in past roles. This is a perfect match as Volvo Group Australia drives to deliver a premium customer experience within all its brands.