Scania’s Martin Lundstedt to lead ACEA Board

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BELGIUM The Commercial Vehicle Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has elected Martin Lundstedt as its new Chairman for 2015.

The Commercial Vehicle Board elects a new Chairman for a yearly term, once renewable. Martin, President and CEO of Scania, follows Wolfgang Bernhard, Head of Daimler Trucks, who took over the chairmanship of ACEA’s Commercial Vehicle Board in 2013, and went on to serve a second term in 2014.

ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert said: “On behalf of ACEA’s Commercial Vehicle Board, I wish to thank Mr Bernhard for his strong leadership. We look forward to continuing this good work with Mr Lundstedt.”
Speaking after his election, Mr Lundstedt said: “I am honoured to drive ACEA’s commercial vehicle activities for the next year, when a top priority for our industry will be to continue to address one of our toughest challenges: the further reduction of CO2 emissions.”

In this context, the CV industry has formulated three recommendations to policy makers:

  • To take full account of the complexity of the commercial vehicle market, which cannot be reflected in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach;
  • To improve consumer information, thereby further strengthening market forces. This will make the customer the best regulator;
  • To foster close partnerships between all relevant stakeholders through a fully integrated approach, in order to double the annual potential of CO2 reduction.