NEWS – Boating innovator Kare Jonsson recognised

Penta pod-drive innovator Kare Jonsson celebrated

Kåre Jonsson, leading figure behind Volvo Penta’s IPS pod-drive system, was recently appointed Group Senior Specialist within the Volvo Group.

Kåre’s propeller technology introduced forward-facing propellers to the recreational boating market seven years ago, dramatically decreasing fuel consumption and improving overall engine performance for the sailing and fishing enthusiast.

“The appointment as Group Senior Specialist is recognition for me and for Volvo Penta. It gives us an opportunity to develop the marine propeller technology even further," says Kåre.

Volvo Penta has invested heavily in marine transmission and propeller technology in the past 50 years, producing innovations such as the Aquamatic sterndrive, the counter rotating propellers Duoprop in addition to Kåre’s IPS system with forward facing propellers.

Kåre Jonsson joined Volvo Penta in 1979; his contributions have helped establish the group a market leader within the segment.