DETROIT -- Volvo Cars of North America has reshuffled its top ranks to fill a vacancy.
Tassos Panas, 44, becomes vice president for marketing and product planning, a job previously held by John Maloney, who was promoted to CEO late last year.
Panas previously was executive vice president for sales operations.
Greg Swetoha, 45, has joined Volvo as executive vice president of sales operations, the position previously held by Panas. Swetoha will be responsible for overseeing all of Volvo's sales regions, dealer network and distribution.
Panas, a native of Australia, began his career in 1989 with Ford of Australia. He transferred to Jaguar Cars of North America in 1993. He transferred again to Volvo, which was owned by Ford Motor Co. along with Jaguar and Land Rover, in 2005.
Swetoha, who has been in automotive sales and marketing for most of his 24-year career, most recently was director of the eastern region for Volkswagen of America. He joined VW in 2008 after spending 20 years with Chrysler and DaimlerChrysler.