Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor at Fleet Transport magazine in Claremorris, has been elected the new Chairman of the International Van of the Year Jury (IVOY) at a jury meeting in Turin.
The Claremorris native and resident succeeds Pieter Wieman from The Netherlands who has retired after spending almost two decades at the helm.
The IVOY jury consists of 25 editors from Europe’s leading commercial vehicle magazines and each year selects the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Truck (IPU) awards.
Mr. Sweeney will also preside over the IPU jury panel, an award he initiated in 2010.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Sweeney said: “I’m delighted to be taking up the prestigious role of Chairman of the IVOY and appreciate the faith and trust that my fellow members have put in me.
“My plan is to continue the good work undertaken by Pieter Wieman over the years and wish him good health in his retirement.”