Swedish international hoist and mastclimber group Alimak has appointed Jens Holmberg as executive vice president of its Industrial division. He formally takes up the new role at the start of September and will also join the Group Leadership Team.
The Industrial division is one of five such divisions within Alimak, the others being Construction, Wind, Façade Access and Height Safety & Productivity Solutions. The business makes up around 18 percent of group revenues and is the second smallest division of the five, with Wind being the smallest. First half revenues at the Industrial division were SK651 million (€55 million) up 22.3 percent on the prior year while operating profit was SK155 million (€13 million).
Holmberg joins Alimak after more than nine years with Sandvik where he has been president of the Rock Tools division, within the Mining and Rock Solutions Business Area. When he joined the company in 2014 he was responsible for strategy, but after two years in the post became vice president of sales development for the Americas, moving into the Rock Tool division a year later.
He began his career in 2006 with Scania, initially as a project manager and then production manager, leaving after three years for UnitedLog consulting which works in the manufacturing and supply chain area. In 2011 he moved to global management consultants McKinsey as a junior associate, moving up to associate consultant and then engagement manager leaving for Sandvik in mid-2014.
Chief executive Ole Kristian Jødahl said: “I am very happy to welcome Jens Holmberg to Alimak Group. Jens brings a robust skill set encompassing strategy, leadership, go-to-market planning, operational excellence, M&A, and driving impactful business growth in a global arena.”
Holmberg added: “I really look forward to joining the Alimak team. It is a customer centric and driven organisation with a strong product portfolio and market position. I believe that my experience can further support the strong growth path the business is already on.”