Volvo Penta announced two key appointments to strengthen its management team in the Americas: The company has appointed Ed Monacchio as vice president distribution development, region Americas and Gabriel Barsalini as general manager, South America.
Monacchio joined Volvo Penta as U.S. marketing manager in 1996. Most recently, he was vice president of aftermarket and customer support for North America. Monacchio will focus on improving the density and competency of our distribution network for marine and industrial services and products throughout the Americas. He will work collaboratively with the commercial teams and also have responsibility for dealer competency development, including training.
Barsalini’s most recent role was after sales director for the VCE South American market. He and his team have contributed to significant development and growth of the VCE aftermarket support and distribution network. Barsalini will join Volvo Penta Region Americas on May 19, 2014 as general manager South America, reporting to Huibers. In this role, he will provide direction and support for the day-to-day activities for Volvo Penta marine, industrial and aftermarket businesses. He will lead the South American team as they continue to deliver on our strategic growth objectives.