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Tomas Kuta

Sales Asia

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Tomas Kuta is Senior Vice President of Sales Asia at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Signifying the strategic importance of the growing Asia market, Tomas Kuta was appointed Senior Vice President of Sales Asia at Volvo CE from January 2020. The former Senior Vice President of Sales, a global role he has thrived in since 2016, is now based in Shanghai, China, and will oversee all sales functions across Asia. Responsible for developing and driving the sales strategy for the region, Tomas reports to Volvo CE President Melker Jernberg.

As Senior Vice President of Sales from 2016 to 2019, Tomas oversaw the company’s global sales strategy, all sales regions, key customer accounts and retail development. Designed to develop Volvo CE’s profitable market share growth, Tomas has played a vital role in growing the company’s business and distributions across global markets. Prior to this role, he spent five years as President of Volvo CE’s Sales Region EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) organization and four years as head of Volvo CE’s global Customer Solutions organization.

From 2005-2008 Tomas was based in Moscow as President of Volvo CE’s Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian sales organization. This posting coincided with a period of rapid growth in the region, helping deliver consecutive annual growth rates of over 100%. 

Throughout his career at Volvo Tomas has served on several boards, including SDLG Joint Venture Board, Volvo Parts Corporation and Volvo Ukraine. He has also acted as chairman of the Construction Equipment Committee at the Association of European Businesses in Russia.

Prior to Volvo, he was Manager Director of Apple Computer Incorporated in Czech and Slovak Republics, based in Prague. In this role, he was responsible for a complete importer operation.

Tomas was born and grew up in Prague, the Czech Republic. He studied machine engineering at the Technical University of Czechoslovakia before moving to the US in 1986 where his career centered on marketing and sales, both in North America and in Chile. Tomas also completed the University of Michigan School of Business Administration’s Executive Management Program, focusing on sales, finance and the management of managers, from its campus in Paris, France.

Tomas speaks fluent English, Czech, Swedish and Russian. He is an accomplished skier and enjoys travelling and exploring countries and cultures around the world.

 

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