Manufacturing 2023: FREDRIK HÖGBERG
PRESIDENT, VOLVO PENTA NORTH AMERICA, CHESAPEAKE
A Sweden native, Högberg became president of Volvo Penta North America last year and is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the company’s operations throughout the continent, covering both the marine and industrial markets. Sharing the name of the vehicle manufacturer, Volvo Penta is a supplier of engines and power systems for boats and industrial applications, and it runs an engine test facility in Suffolk.
Högberg joined the Volvo Group in 1994 and has held a broad range of positions in digital services, retail development and aftermarket sales. He previously held the position of senior vice president for digital and IT services for Mack and Volvo Trucks North America.
He also serves as a member of Volvo’s USA country management team. In May, Volvo Penta teamed up with the National Marine Manufacturers Association to demonstrate the power of renewable fuels in marine vessels at the American Boating Congress in Washington, D.C.
Högberg holds degrees from IHM Business School and Henley Management College, now Henley Business School.
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey team
HOBBY/PASSION: Golf, ice hockey