newest entry into the Class 8 low-cab-over-engine truck market, recently named
Bob Enright its company president. The hiring of Enright is designed to help
the Union City, IN-based company implement a customer-focused marketing strategy
and preserve its heritage of quality.
veteran of the heavy-duty vehicles manufacturing industry, previously spent
four years as president of Western Star Trucks Inc. He led the company in garnering
J.D. Power and Associates number one ranking in the Class 8 truck category for
brings an appreciation for trucks and tremendous business and operations knowledge,"
said Andrew Taitz, chairman of Grand Vehicle Works Holdings LLC, Autocar's parent
company. "Because he can communicate effectively with the people who buy
trucks and the people who make them, he'll ensure that Autocar delivers solutions
for its customers."
owner of the Xpeditor line, was acquired last month from Volvo Trucks North
America Inc. Enright will look to increase sales of Xpeditor trucks, which primarily
serve the refuse collection industry.
moniker has been in existence since 1889 and introduced its first commercial
vehicle in 1908. It was the first to mass-produce a truck with forward control
and the first to make a four-cylinder-engine forward-control truck.
In 1953, Autocar
was purchased by White Motor Co. In 1981, Volvo purchased the company and renamed
it Volvo White Truck Corp.
honored to lead a company whose name is associated with historic achievements
in the truck industry," said Enright, "and I will work to see that
we uphold the heritage of quality, innovation and performance."