Volvo Financial Services announced that Leo Hawkes has been appointed President of its Region the Americas operations, with responsibility for the North America, Latin America and South Africa markets. Hawkes has been with Volvo Financial Services since 2001 and has over 26 years in financial management experience. Hawkes replaces Martin Weissburg, who has been appointed President of Volvo Financial Services global operations.
Hawkes comments “It is an exciting time to lead the Volvo Financial Services Region the Americas team, as we emerge from an economic downturn into a future of market stability and prosper. I look forward to building on the success of the Volvo Financial Services organization, and continuing to support our Mack and Volvo brand manufacturers, dealers and customers.”
Hawkes has been with Volvo Financial Services since 2001. His last position was Chief Financial Officer for the Americas. Prior to joining Volvo Financial Services, Leo held various executive positions with General Electric, W.W. Grainger, Inc. and other companies.
In his new position, Hawkes will be located in Volvo Financial Services Greensboro, N.C. headquarters and report to Martin Weissburg.
Volvo Financial Services is the finance arm of the Volvo Group. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is one of the world’s leading producer of heavy-diesel engines (9-18 liter).