Hultafors Group management.

 
 
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Ole Kristian Jødahl

Chief Executive Officer, CEO

Ole has been the CEO of Hultafors Group since January 2017.

Before joining Hultafors Group, Ole worked for SKF for 17 years. The first 7 years were spent in Business Controlling and after that, he worked in various operational roles.

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Peter Edwinson

Chief Financial Officer, CFO

As the CFO, Peter is responsible for managing the Group´s finances, business controlling, financial reporting, financial planning and management of financial risks.

Peter has worked as CFO for Hultafors Group since 2004. Before that, he worked at PwC as an Authorized Public Accountant, and he also has a background as a consultant within corporate finance.

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Jens Eriksson

DIRECTOR M&A and STRATEGY

Jens is responsible for driving Hultafors Group’s overall M&A Agenda, the Strategic Planning process and the Project Management office, coordinating the implementation of strategic initiatives.

Before joining Hultafors Group, Jens worked as Director of Business Development for Investment AB Latour, the holding company of Hultafors Group. Prior to that, he worked for the welding and cutting solutions provider ESAB in different roles related to e.g. marketing, pricing, strategic projects etc. Jens’ previous experiences include various roles within management consulting.

Jens has a M. Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Chalmers University of Technology and a B. Sc. in Business Administration from School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University.

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Linda Andrén

Chief Operational Excellence & Sustainability

Linda is responsible for Operational Excellence & Sustainability at Hultafors Group. The responsibility includes IT, digitalization, logistics, quality, and sustainability.

Driving improvement work in the organisation by working with Lean, as well as utilizing business development for both processes and applications to enable Hultafors Group to deliver on the Group strategy – and to be a partner to rely on – are the main purposes of gathering these responsibilities in one function.

Linda has a background in venture capital, start-ups, and different roles within the University. She has a M. Sc. in Civil Engineering and a Licentiate of Engineering in Technology Management, both from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

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Anna Sand

Director HR & Communications

In her role, Anna focuses on how to support growth and change through our developing organization, people and teams as well as establishing efficient HR support for managers.

Anna has a broad experience from working with HR in fast growing companies. She has a M.Sc. in Human Resources from the University of Gothenburg.

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Torbjörn Eriksson

Chief Commercial Officer, CCO

As CCO, Torbjörn is commercially responsible, which means looking after the central commercial resources such as marketing, business processes, business development, E-commerce and digitalization.

Torbjörn also heads up the Hultafors Group Market Operations, including the Sales companies in 14 countries and the International Sales (Export and International Direct Accounts).

Torbjörn has a background in the IT and industrial sectors, where he has worked in various management roles in companies like Cisco Systems, B&B TOOLS, Statoil Lubricants and Monier Roofing.

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Camilla Monefeldt Kirstein

DIRECTOR BUSINESS UNIT WORKWEAR

Camilla has been the Business Unit Director since 2013, and is responsible for the brands Snickers Workwear, EripioWear and Puvab.

Before joining Hultafors Group, Camilla held different management positions at Oriflame Cosmetics AB, SAS Group, K-World and also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. 

Camilla has a M. Sc. in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), and a M. Sc. In Operational Research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Helena Grubb

Director Business Area Hardware

Helena is heading up the Business Area Hardware, which includes the brands Hultafors, Wibe Ladders and Johnson.

She is responsible for Product Management, Product Development and Operations with factories in Europe and USA.

Before joining Hultafors Group, Helena held different senior management positions within Sales, Product Management, R&D and Operations in the industry working for, among others, Husqvarna, ASSA Abloy, ALPS and Sandvik. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Luleå University of Technology.

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Mikael Sundström

Director Business Unit Footwear & Dunderdon

Mikael has been Business Unit Director since 2019, and is responsible for our brands Solid Gear, Dunderdon and Toe Guard.

Before joining Hultafors Group, Mikael served as CEO and Chairman of the Board in scale-up companies with focus on international expansion. Mikael has also served in various leadership positions at large-cap companies Ericsson and ASSA ABLOY.

Mikael has a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University, Sweden coupled with Business studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

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Joakim Ohlander

Director Business Unit Head Protection

Before joining Hultafors Group, Joakim was the co-owner and MD of Hellberg Safety for 8 years.

Prior to that, Joakim has worked internationally within the PPE and medical business in various management roles within the EU, Asia, Africa, Latin and North America.

Joakim has an Engineering degree and a Master degree in Law.

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Peter Chatel

President Hultafors Group North America

Peter is responsible for leading the Hultafors Group in the Americas. His focus is to lead strategies to grow Johnson Level, as well as launch all of the Hultafors Group brands into the US market.

Prior to joining Hultafors Group in late 2018, Peter held commercial and general management leadership positions with Black & Decker, Pentair Tool Group, Walter Meier, and most recently Senco Brands. He completed expat assignments in both Canada and New Zealand.

Peter earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Michigan State University, and also an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland.

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