September 01, 2011 // Franchising.com // Asheville, NC â€“ To support its rapid growth, Volvo Rents, a worldwide provider of small-to-medium sized construction equipment, announces the opening of a West Region Office and appointment of a new management team.
Tim Herzog, a 24-year veteran of the rental industry who joined Volvo Rents in 2003, will serve as Western Region Vice President and oversee the western United States, as well as the western provinces of Canada.
â€œThis is a pivotal time, as Volvo Rents continues to embark on a significant expansion initiative throughout the region,â€ said Herzog. â€œThe new management team looks forward to further facilitating Volvo Rentsâ€™ growth and helping to expand the companyâ€™s network of company- and franchise-owned stores.â€
Located at 4068 Camelot Circle in Longmont, Colorado, the new officeâ€™s management team will consist of:
Regional Executive Administrator: Heather Kovene
Division Managers: Jon Zier (Northwest â€“ Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan), Bobby Creason (Mountain â€“ Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska), Tim Herzog (Southwest â€“ California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii)
Region Sales Managers: Steve Gatti
Region Safety Manager: Mike Henderson
Region Controller: Kyle Bullock
Region Credit Manager: Danny Wedgeworth
Region Accounting Managers: Theresa Rosenfield and Nick Wright
In addition, former Volvo Rents franchisee Helder Garcia will be leading the regionâ€™s efforts in fleet, service/warranty and used equipment sales, as well as procurement and vendor relations.
Ed Cosgrove will be working directly with Garcia as the West Region used equipment sales manager.
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.