President and CEO
Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. and Volvo Auto de Mexico
Paul Cummings is President and CEO of Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. and Volvo Auto de Mexico, reporting to Anne Bélec, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA). Mr. Cummings oversees franchise development, sales, marketing and distribution within Canada and Mexico from Volvo’s Canadian Headquarters, located in North York (Toronto), Ontario.
Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Cummings was the Director of Network Development for Volvo Cars of North America. Inc. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of the Car Business unit, Mr. Cummings’ was responsible for retailer development strategies and their implementation. Included in his portfolio was the management of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group franchise issues.
Mr. Cummings began his Volvo Career in 1993 as a Business Manger and was responsible for the viability of the Volvo retailer network in Canada. In 1995, he became the National Market Development Manager for Volvo Canada where he supervised all market development in the Canadian market including setting appointment, profitability and franchise standards for all Volvo retailers in Canada. Later, Mr. Cummings added the responsibilities of National Sales to those of Market Development. In his position, he managed all field sales staff and was responsible for importing, pricing, marketing and distributing all new Volvo car products for Canada.
Prior to being recruited by Volvo, Mr. Cummings held financial positions with National Trust Company and Ford Motor Company of Canada.
A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Cummings graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He is married, and lives with his wife Lisa, and their three children - Emily, Ethan and Ella Mae.
Volvo Cars North America, Inc.
Corporate Executive Profile
Name: Paul Cummings
Current Position: President and CEO
Starting Date: 1993
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Commerce, McMaster University
EMPLOYER/UNIT | FUNCTION | DATE
Volvo Cars of Canada/Mexico | President and CEO | 2003
Volvo Cars of Canada | President & CEO | 2001-03
Volvo Cars of North America | Director, Network Development | 1999-00
Volvo Cars of Canada | National Sales and Market Development Mgr.| 1995-99
Volvo Cars of Canada | Business Mgr. | 1993-95
Ford Motor Company
National Trust Company
Married to wife Lisa, three children; Emily, Ethan and Ella Mae.