Patrick Collignon, was born in Belgium and has been working most of his career in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry for both General Motors and the Volvo Group. From 2012 until 2017, he was COO for Volvo Group Trucks in North and South America covering three Group brands; Volvo, Mack and Renault Trucks. In 2018-19, he headed a strategic initiative for the Volvo Group in North America to bring a medium duty truck platform to the NA market. Mr. Collignon holds several academic degrees from leading Institutes and Universities both in Europe and the United States. Over the years, Mr. Collignon has incubated several companies and held multiple Board positions. In 2007, he was instrumental in making the Volvo plant in Ghent, Belgium the first CO2 neutral automotive plant in the world. He is heavily engaged in economic development and recently founded a new company; Trova Commercial Vehicles, Inc.