ANAHEIM, CA — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc, distributor of America’s best-selling low cab forward trucks, announced today that Shaun C. Skinner, executive vice president and general manager, will become the president of the company. He will replace Hisao Sasaki, who will return to Isuzu Motors Limited in Japan. The announcement was made by Shigeji Sugimoto, chairman of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.
“After a 29-year career with Isuzu and more than eight years as executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA), Mr. Skinner is being promoted to drive our relationship with our dealers and our customers even closer as we look to become more market- and customer-focused in the future,” Sugimoto said.
Skinner joined American Isuzu Motors Inc. in June 1987, and moved to the company’s commercial vehicle division in 2002. He was named ICTA’s executive vice president and general manager in January 2008. Skinner already serves as president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada.
Last year, Isuzu dealers retailed 20,725 Isuzu-brand trucks to customers in 2015—a record for Isuzu-brand trucks in the North American market.
Earlier this month, Skinner unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR, its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, which is slated to go into production in the United States in mid-2017.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work more closely with our dealers and our customers as we come off a record sales year and as we look forward to launching the exciting new FTR next year,” Skinner said.
Skinner’s promotion is effective April 1, 2016.