UD Trucks to Appoint New MD
28 August 2014 | Print
The Board of UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the resignation of the company’s managing director, Jacques Carelse.
Rory Schulz, a well-respected and experienced stalwart at the company, has been appointed as acting managing director.
The UD Trucks Corporation, of which UD Trucks Southern Africa is a full subsidiary, forms part of the world’s second largest trucking company, the Volvo Group.
According to Torbjörn Christensson, the company’s president for the southern African region, Schulz has a long history with UD Trucks, since 1991, and therefore has an in-depth knowledge of the company and the intricacies of the local trucking market.
“We have every confidence in Schulz and we know that he is dedicated to the success of the company, its dealers and UD Trucks customers across the region. In addition, the UD Trucks Southern Africa management team is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry,” said Christensson.
“We firmly support the team’s vision of maintaining and developing UD Trucks Southern Africa’s position as one of the leading trucking companies in the region. UD Trucks Southern Africa also remains the brand’s top market outside of Japan. With more model introductions planned over the medium and long term, we are very excited about the future growth and impact of the UD Trucks brand in southern Africa.”
Christensson also acknowledged Carelse’s contribution to the success of UD Trucks during his 20 years with the company. “We wish him every success in the future,” concluded Christensson.