Mack Trucks, Inc. has announced measures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its organization, including the creation of a new executive position
Mack Trucks, Inc. has announced measures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its organization, including the creation of a new executive position for product development and planning, as well as the integration of its sales and marketing functions.
Thomas Kelly III was named to the newly created position of senior vice president, product portfolio management. Previously vice president of marketing, he will now represent the voice of the Mack customer in the product development, planning and specification work done in conjunction with the engineering, powertrain and manufacturing groups. He will also lead efforts to develop opportunities for Mack hybrid and other special vehicles. Kelly joined Mack in 1991 as director of materials management and was subsequently named General Manager of Mack’s Macungie Assembly Operations before becoming vice president of marketing in 1999. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Kevin Flaherty was named senior vice president, Mack – U.S. and Canada. Previously senior vice president of sales, he has responsibility for all Mack sales and marketing activities in the two countries. Flaherty joined Mack in 1973, and has served as vice president for both the Southeast and Northeast sales regions, and held various positions in the sales and marketing departments. He became vice president – Domestic Sales in 1998 and senior vice president of Sales in 2001. Flaherty has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Marshall University. He and Kelly will report to Mack President and CEO Dennis Slagle.
In addition, Mack has appointed two others to senior positions, both reporting to Flaherty. Michael McNally has been named to the new position of vice president – Sales, supporting the efforts of regional sales organizations, national accounts, municipal sales and powertrain sales. McNally has been with Mack for 36 years, and has served as Northeast regional vice president since 1998. (Succeeding him is Brian Buckley, who has served the region as district manager since 2000.)
Michael Reardon was named vice president – Marketing in the combined department. He is responsible for all aspects of marketing for Mack in the U.S. and Canada. Reardon has been with Mack for 12 years, most recently serving as vice-president – New Dealer Operations.