Volvo Trucks Malaysia names Mitch Peden as new managing director

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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): Volvo Trucks Malaysia has appointed Mitch Peden as managing director of the company, with an aim to further strengthen its position in the commercial vehicle market and to bring the company to greater heights.

Peden replaces Mats Nilsson, who is moving to the Renault Organisation in France within the Volvo Group after serving five years in Volvo Trucks Malaysia.

In his new role, Peden will be responsible for growing the trucks sales and aftermarket business in Malaysia and Brunei.

In a statement today, Volvo Trucks Malaysia said Peden (pictured) hails from Australia. He started his career at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. His first step into the automotive sector was in 1994 when he joined General Motors.

Since then, Peden has worked in a number of auto companies before joining Volvo Trucks in 2005. He has been a member of the Volvo Trucks management team, helming a few positions in the sales and marketing area throughout his career.

"It is an exciting time for Volvo Trucks today with so many new developments in Malaysia. Volvo Trucks will continue introducing new technology and innovation as we head into the future and to provide better quality services and products to our customers here," said Peden.