August 05, 2011 // Franchising.com // Asheville, NC – To support its rapid growth, Volvo Rents, a worldwide provider of small-to-medium sized construction equipment, announces the opening of an East Region Office and appointment of a new management team.
Russ Parisi, an 18-year veteran of the rental industry who joined Volvo Rents in 2003, will serve as Eastern Region Vice President and oversee the eastern United States, as well as the eastern provinces of Canada.
"This is a pivotal time in the market, with great opportunities for Volvo Rents' further growth," said Parisi. "The new office and management team adds further depth and breadth of experience as we intensify our push to capitalize on the economic upturn and expand upon our already strong network of company- and franchise-owned stores."
Located at 555 U.S. Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830 (Office: 732.510.6752), the new office's management team will consist of:
Regional Executive Administrator: Michelle Laury
David Ritz (Northeast – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia), Joe Weldie (Southeast – Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee), Larry Kirkpatrick (Upper Midwest – Ohio, Minnesota, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois), Victor Guerreiro (Greater Toronto Area)
Region Sales Managers: Matt Tavianini (Northeast and Upper Mid-West), Mike Bullock (Southeast),
Division Sales Manager: Nelson Tavares (Greater Toronto Area)
Region Safety Manager: Sal Lombardo
Region Service Manager: Jerry (Gerald) Dohn
Region Controller: Ed Cunnally
Volvo Rents, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volvo Group, operates ~70 rental stores in North America. The company operates a network of company-owned rental stores and franchised rental stores in North America. Each of the North American rental centers offers a comprehensive line of essential equipment for the construction, commercial and industrial markets, as well as an extensive line of Volvo compact excavators, compactors, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, compaction equipment, and skid steer loaders. For more information, visit www.volvorents.com.
The Volvo Group, 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 producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-18 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the US.