Volvo Rents Names Matt Tavianini Vice President of Sales & Marketing

November 21, 2011 // Franchising.com // Asheville, NC – Volvo Rents, a worldwide provider of small-to-medium sized construction equipment, announces the appointment of Matt Tavianini as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Tavianini, an 18-year veteran of the rental industry, will be responsible for implementing formal programs, systems and processes to align and integrate the company’s sales and marketing functions.

“This was an easy decision, the right decision, as we implement a purposeful plan to take our business to the next level,” said Barry Natwick, President of Volvo Rents, noting the company’s new strategic course to not only operate a franchise network of rental stores, but also manage and grow a network of company-owned stores. “Matt shares the same values, passion and innate desire to keep our business successful. His appointment is yet another reason for us to look to the future with great enthusiasm.”

Tavianini brings a wealth of operations and management knowledge to the position, including significant field experience. Tavianini began his career as a branch manager with Hertz Equipment Rental, before joining Volvo Rents in 2006 as the Mid-Atlantic District Manager. Most recently, he served as a Regional Sales Manager.

“Volvo Rents is the perfect opportunity to work with one of the rental industry’s premier players and enhance a network that is poised for aggressive growth in various markets throughout the world,” Tavianini said. “I look forward to working alongside an extremely talented sales and marketing team and drive Volvo Rents’ success well into the future.”

About Volvo Rents

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.

About The Volvo Group

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.

Contact:

Michael Misetic, Fishman Public Relations, (847) 945-1300, mmisetic@fishmanpr.com

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