Hino Trucks has appointed Glenn Ellis as president and board chairman to succeed Shigehiro Matsuoka, who retired after holding the position for four years.
Ellis will be the first U.S.-born president of Hino Trucks. In addition, Ellis will serve as an officer of Hino Motors Ltd., Hino Trucks' parent company.
Ellis joined Hino Trucks in 2004 and has led the efforts to build Hino Trucks' brand in the U.S. market. In his most recent role as senior vice president of customer experience, Ellis focused on expanding Hino's dealer network and product offering to include zero-emissions trucks while continuing to grow Hino trucks' market share.
He also served as VP of marketing, product development and dealer operations.
As president, Ellis will continue to focus on the dealer and customer relationship. He will grow the brand by driving Hino Trucks' product development, adding enhanced technology and innovation, and supporting a faster decision-making process, Hino officials said in a press release.
Bob Petz named Hino Trucks COO, EVP
As part of the company’s overall restructuring to support widening product options and growth in the U.S., Bob Petz, who previously served as SVP of vehicle and parts sales, was appointed chief operating officer and executive VP.
In addition to product development, all sales, parts and service operations will report to Petz in his new role.
He joined Hino Trucks U.S. in 2004.
John Donato named Hino Trucks SVP of Sales and Marketing
John Donato, previously VP of parts operations, will take over as SVP of sales and marketing. This move will allow Hino Trucks to align regional parts, sales, and service cross-functional teams to work toward the same vision with a stronger focus on dealer and customer support, increased productivity, and improved communication, company officials said.