Southern Region, Volvo Car USA
In April 2016, Jim Raggi was appointed Vice President of Volvo Car USA’s Southern Region. He is responsible for the overall performance of the Southern Region which includes market earnings, sales, marketing, customer service, and network development activities in the 13 states compromising the region and Washington, D.C. The 100 retailers in the South account for 34% of Volvo’s annual new car sales. Jim served as Vice President of the Northeast Region for three years prior to heading to South Carolina.
Jim began his career at Volvo in 1987 as a dealer communications systems customer service specialist, and later became a warranty trainer. He was also instrumental in launching the QW90 Warranty System in the United States. In 1995, Jim took to the field in such roles as Process and Systems Manager as well as Regional Operations Manager and Market Manager in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tri-state area.
Jim holds a degree in Economics from Rutgers University. He divides his time between Charleston, South Carolina and Valley Cottage in New York. Jim has been married to his wife, Patty, for over 30 years and is the proud father of two adult sons.