Mark Hallum will take over as managing director of Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn Bhd from David Stenstrom, who has moved on to the role of senior director of Manufacturing Engineering Europe at the Volvo Car headquarters in Sweden.
On July 17, a statement said the appointment has taken effect from April 1 with Hallum having been in control of the reins at Volvo Car Manufacturing for three and a half months of his three and a half year contract.
Prior to this position, Hallum has gained widespread automotive experience as Volvo’s vice president for manufacturing strategy, after positions working with Toyota and Honda, as well as with McKinsey Consulting.
Hallum’s remit will be to ensure luxury quality and increase volume of Volvo’s locally assembled cars for the Asian market whilst bringing operations in line with the “Volvo Cars Manufacturing System”, which sets the global way of working across all Volvo manufacturing sites.
Source: The Star Online