Linda Hou, MBA – 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader Awardee


Linda Hou, MBA

American Chrome Co.
Wake Forest University

As President, Hou oversees the strategic and tactical operations and general management of the company, is a premier supplier of parts and accessories to the heavy truck and rv industries as well as tier-1 automotive suppliers acting as a just-in-time critical supplier to a wide variety of production and aftermarket programs. Prior to ACC, she was a product manager in parts marketing at Volvo Trucks North America. At Volvo, Hou’s responsibilities included conducting market research and analysis of market conditions in order to develop promotional materials for target segments, identifying and developing dealer training opportunities to increase product sales, and managing sales and profits to meet corporate revenue goals. She was recruited by Volvo in 2001 as product manager for accessories. Hou completed many critical assignments and exceeded department goals receiving regular promotions and increasing responsibility within the parts marketing department until her departure in early 2008 to assume the presidency of ACC.