Paccar named long-time company executive Jim Walenczak to general manager of Kenworth Truck Co. and Paccar VP, the company announced on Tuesday.
Walenczak has been with Paccar for 13 years, most recently as the Kenworth assistant general manager. He has also spent time overseeing fleet, regional and general sales, as well as serving as the assistant general manager of operations at Paccar Parts, the company said.
Walenczak also notched time at Isuzu Commercial Truck of America across management roles in sales, retail marketing and dealer development, according to his LinkedIn profile.
“I am honored to step into this new role at Kenworth at a time when we are building on our core values of quality, innovation and technology to create the transportation solutions our customers need and want,” Walenczak said in the company announcement.
The OEM previously announced Kevin Baney to the GM role in 2019.
Walenczak, who is based out of Kirkland, Washington, graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s in marketing and the University of Washington with a master of business administration degree. Walenczak also attended the Stanford Executive Program in 2023, the company said.
Parent company Paccar, which also produces Peterbilt and DAF trucks, is slated to report its Q4 earnings Jan. 23.