President and CEO, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Mr. Doolan was head of Volvo Car Corporation's American sales company, Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA), from June 2002 to March 2005. He provided executive leadership to the largest global market for the Swedish manufacturer, headquartered in Irvine, CA. Volvo Cars is part of Ford Motor Company's Premier Automotive Group (PAG).
Previously, he was Executive Director, North America, Marketing and Distribution Strategy for the Premier Automotive Group (PAG). Mr. Doolan was responsible for developing integrated marketing and distribution strategies for the PAG brands - Volvo, Lincoln, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Land Rover.
It is also notable that Mr. Doolan served as interim President and CEO of VCNA for six months during 2001, concurrent with his position at PAG.
Mr. Doolan, who joined Ford Motor Company on July 17, 1999, previously served as President of BMW of North America, Inc., for seven years where he was responsible for all automotive sales, distribution and marketing activities in the United States.
Mr. Doolan's international business experience includes sales, marketing and finance leadership positions in the automotive and banking industries in the U.S., Canada, England and South Africa. He served as president of BMW Canada and Vice President of BMW South Africa.
A graduate of Watford College in the United Kingdom, he has received numerous awards for his philanthropic leadership, including the 1998 Marjorie Guthrie Leadership Award for fostering humanitarian concerns from the Huntington Disease Association and the 1996 Automotive Industry's "Good Scout" Award from the New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
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