The day before last week’s Open House in Rockleigh, Stephen Jacoby, our new CEO of Volvo Cars, Sweden (and rest of our Volvo world) came by to meet with employees. “I spent years working to take market share away from Volvo as head of VW group US. Now I am going to work on taking back market share.” On so many fronts, those are such sweet words. He has the fire and we at have his support to take the foundation laid by Steven Odell, our last CEO, and move forward to a next generation Volvo.
Anyway, Irv came by to meet with friends in our Parts department and we ran into each other in our lobby. Doug Speck, VCNA CEO, came out of what must be one of his never-ending run of meetings for the week, to greet Irv. “Hi Irv, want to meet Stefan Jacoby?” Out strides Jacoby and he wants to see Irv’s Volvo. We all head outside and got one cool photo op.
I’m heading to Miami, Florida this week for their auto show. We’re doing our North American debut of the Volvo S60 R-Design.