New CEO for Volvo North America

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Volvo Cars of North America, Rockleigh, N.J., is changing top executives. President-CEO Helge Alten becomes managing director of Volvo Event Management U.K. effective Sept. 1, where he will manage Volvo's newly acquired Volvo Ocean Race, formerly known as the Whitbread. Volvo Cars Europe President Hans-Olov Olsson succeeds Mr. Alten as president-CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. Volvo Deutschland President Wolff Huber succeeds Mr. Olsson as president of Volvo Cars Europe. Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG, New York, handles Volvo.

Copyright June 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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