Trova Commercial Vehicles Adds Adviser

By Staff Writer October 09, 2020

Denny Slagle, who retired as executive vice president of Volvo Group and president of Mack Trucks in 2018, joins electric vehicle startup Trova Commercial Vehicles as senior adviser.

TrovaCV launched this summer to provide commercial vehicle manufacturers with customized engineering, design and manufacturing expertise for fully electric commercial vehicles while at the same time developing its own new electric vehicle from the ground up.

“We’re excited to welcome Denny to our team and know that his vast commercial and construction vehicle market experience in sales and marketing, business finance and brand management will strengthen our position as a major player in the world of electric commercial vehicle manufacturing,” said Patrick Collignon, TrovaCV founder/CEO.

Slagle will join the company’s newly formed advisory board, which will include industry leaders with a variety of expertise and proven experience. The board will counsel TrovaCV’s management in its quest to secure a strong market position among many newcomers.

After beginning his career at Price Waterhouse in 1976, Slagle spent 20 years as controller, chief financial officer and later president of North American operations at JCB North America, a UK-based manufacturer of construction equipment.

He joined Volvo AB in 2000 as senior vice president of sales, marketing and distribution development for Volvo Construction Equipment North America. Later, he was named executive vice president of Volvo Group and president of Mack Trucks in 2008.

Slagle served as vice chairman of construction equipment for Associated Equipment Manufacturers from 1995 to 1996 and was on the National Association of Manufacturers board of directors from 2009 to 2018.

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