Michael Cottone was appointed President, Volvo Car USA and Canada on March 1, 2023. Cottone brings to the position more than two decades of experience from multiple commercial roles with the company.
In his most recent role as Regional Vice President for Volvo Car USA's Western Region, Michael led all operations for the country’s largest geographic territory, which spans from California to Seattle and Chicago to Hawaii. Under his leadership, Volvo Cars successfully grew sales of the company’s Recharge models – vehicles with pure electric or plug-in hybrid electric powertrains – in California to a peak of more than half of overall deliveries. Since 2016, Michael has been part of the management team in the US helping deliver profitable growth for the business and retailers.
Prior to becoming Regional Vice President in 2016, Cottone spent six years leading sales and marketing efforts in the Western Region. He began his career with Volvo in 2001, and has held numerous corporate, regional and international positions which included Brand Manager for the XC60, Product Strategy Manager and Vehicle Systems & Planning Manager.
Michael holds a degree in business from The George Washington University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Originally from New Jersey, Michael has called California his home for the past 10 years, where he lives with his wife and two children.