Volvo Cars safety strategist Anders Eugensson receives US Government Special Award of Appreciation


Anders Eugensson, Director Government Affairs and a key safety strategist at Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars), was presented today with a US Government Special Award of Appreciation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The award was handed out during the 23rd International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles in Seoul, South Korea.


Ever since joining Volvo Cars in 1985, Anders Eugensson has held various positions within the Volvo safety organization. His career at Volvo Cars spans from structural crash analysis using computer aided engineering, through a management position within the Volvo Cars Safety Centre to his present position as Director Government Affairs within the Corporate Communications department. He is a key member of the cross-functional safety strategy team that sets the targets and decides on the direction of the future of safety at Volvo Cars.


In his key position at Volvo Cars, Anders Eugensson has been an active driving force behind adopting and pursuing the visionary and challenging zero serious injuries and fatalities target of the Volvo Safety Vision 2020. In line with this far-reaching goal, Anders Eugensson has been actively pushing for implementing technology innovations and design changes that have proven to have real-life safety benefits and further enhancing safety.


"We are thrilled that Anders has been decorated with this award," says Bodil Eriksson, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications at Volvo Cars. "He continuously acts as an inspirational and challenging force to the global safety community by redefining the limits of what is achievable to further enhance real-life safety."


Earlier Volvo Cars recipients of the US Government Special Award of Appreciation are Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Safety Adviser, and Jan Ivarsson, Senior Manager Safety Strategy & Requirements.


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