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Jim Walenczak Named Kenworth General Manager and PACCAR Vice President

Jim Walenczak has been named general manager of Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR vice president.

Jim Walenczak, Kenworth General Manager and PACCAR Vice President

Before his current position, Walenczak served for two years as Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. Walenczak has been with PACCAR for 13 years, and has held positions of increasing responsibility including fleet, region and general sales manager positions at Kenworth and assistant general manager – operations at PACCAR Parts.

“This is a dynamic and exciting time in the transportation industry, and 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,” said Walenczak. “I am excited to continue working with the World’s Best customers, employees and dealers as Kenworth’s general manager.”

Walenczak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington. He attended the Stanford Executive Program in 2023. Walenczak is based at Kenworth Truck Company headquarters in Kirkland, Washington.

Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Throughout 2023, Kenworth is celebrating its historic 100th anniversary. To learn more about the 100th anniversary celebration visit Kenworth is “Driving the Next 100 Years.” Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth is a PACCAR company.