GREENSBORO, N.C., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mack Trucks and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack have reached a sponsorship agreement, under which Mack, the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, will support the Brooklyn-born truck maker in promoting exciting news to be announced Sept. 13, 2017.
"This partnership makes sense on a number of levels," said John Walsh, vice president of global marketing and brand management for Mack Trucks. "We obviously share the same name, but what really brought us together was shared values – the fundamentally American values of hard work, honesty and humility. In fact, he reached out to us at the same time that we were talking about reaching out to him."
Mack, originally from Fort Pierce, Florida, attended the University at Buffalo. The fact that he was lightly recruited out of high school, and a low ranking by a well-known video game maker going into his sophomore year of college, served as motivators for him to work even harder.
The results speak for themselves.
In 2013, Mack was named the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Buffalo football player to win the award in the school's history. He also set a number of school and NCAA records, including being tied for first in tackles for a loss and most forced fumbles.
He was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft in 2014, and in just his third year, was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
"What Mack Trucks stands for – never backing down from a challenge, stopping only when the job is done -- has always driven me," Mack said. "I'm looking forward to working hard together, Mack and Mack, to get the job done."
To watch "Mack Meets Mack," Khalil Mack's introduction to Mack Trucks, visit https://youtu.be/uF3ps50oBs4. To learn more about Mack Trucks' upcoming announcement, including an opportunity to sign up for exclusive sneak peek content, visit http://www.macktrucks.com/newmack.
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.
Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016, the Volvo Group's net sales amounted to about $33 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
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