Volvo Penta of the Americas today said Susan Bonivich has been promoted to director of marine leisure market sales. Bonivich succeeds Tony Kelleher who was promoted to vice president of customer support for Volvo Penta of the Americas.

Bonivich, who began her career with Volvo Penta in the purchasing department in 1998, has served in different capacities, including purchasing, dealer development and dealer and OEM sales. She has been OEM account manager for seven boat builders and Volvo Penta’s top 60 boat dealers.

Bonivich will be leading the sales effort for marine gasoline and diesel engines in the US, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. She will report to Jens Bering, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas.

“Susan always shows energy and passion for the business, as well as a keen customer focus and responsiveness to their concerns,” said Bering in a statement. “She is a tireless worker and a strong advocate for the needs of her customers.”