Höganäs AB, Sweden, has reported that it is reorganising its business into three global business areas, namely Automotive, Industrial and Environmental. The company stated that operations will be globalised and it has also appointed Magnus Grönborg as its Chief Operations Officer.
“The purpose of this reorganisation is to better allocate and focus our resources on our customers’ needs and to develop sustainable products and solutions for the future,” stated Melker Jernberg, CEO at Höganäs AB.
Grönborg will also be a member of the Höganäs Group Management when he assumes his position at Höganäs in February, 2017. He is currently employed as Group Operations Director for the product area Products & Solutions at Lindab.
“I am pleased that Magnus has accepted to join Höganäs,” added Jernberg. “He brings with him an extensive experience from building successful cross-border teams that optimise operations in terms of safety, quality and cost.”
Höganäs announced that it has appointed three Business Area Managers for Automotive. Dean Howard, currently Senior Vice President Sales at North American Höganäs, takes responsibility for Automotive Americas and thus becomes a member of the Höganäs Group Management team. Marie Samuelsson, Vice President Commercial, will head up Automotive Europe and Fredrik Emilson, the company’s Head of Region Asia, assumes responsibility for Automotive APAC (Asia Pacific).
Avinash Gore, currently Head of Region North America, has been appointed Business Area Manager for Environmental, with Dean Howard assuming Gore’s role as Managing Director of North American Höganäs.
For the business area Industrial, Höganäs has begun a recruitment process with Hans Söderhjelm, Vice President R&D, taking interim responsibility.