Volvo Penta has announced the appointment of Helene Mellquist as the new president of the company, taking over charge on September 1.

The Volvo Group’s engine and power company said in statement that Mellquist, who is currently president for the European division of Volvo Trucks, has also been made a member of the Volvo Group Management Team. She began her career at the group in 1988 and has held many senior positions at the company, and has also served as the CEO at TransAtlantic AB between 2012-2015.

At Volvo Penta, Mellquist replaces Bjorn Ingemanson, who is retiring in September after a long career at the Volvo Group. Mellquist will join Volvo Penta on July 1st, and work alongside Björn before she takes up her new position on September 1st.

“I feel extremely inspired to continue to develop this part of the Volvo Group together with the team at Volvo Penta. With the strong product portfolio Volvo Penta has in both the industrial and marine segments, I am taking on this task with great expectations and eagerness,” said Mellquist.

Ingemanson added: “After more than 30 years at the Volvo Group and nearly nine years leading Volvo Penta, I am pleased to be handing over to a strong and dynamic leader like Helene. I am very proud of what the Volvo Penta team has achieved both on land and at sea, and I look forward to seeing what the company delivers over the next few years. This is an exciting time at Volvo Penta, and I am sure Helene will do a fantastic job.”