Volvo Penta appoints new president for Industrial Business division
1 Sept 2022
Industry veteran Hannes Norrgren to take over from retiring Giorgio Paris on November 1
Volvo Penta has announced the appointment of Hannes Norrgren as the new president of its Industrial Business division commencing November 1 this year, when he will also become a member of the company’s Executive Management Group.
Norrgren replaces Giorgio Paris who is retiring after 25 years at the company. The new president of Industrial Business for the company is also a long-time Volvo Penta family member, and he has served as CEO for the past three years at Humphree, a fast-growing Swedish marine technology provider in which Volvo Penta is the major shareholder.
Norrgren is also an industry veteran of more than 20 years. His long tenure at Volvo Penta has included serving in positions such as vice president for Industrial Sales and Marketing in Europe.
Commenting on his new position, Norrgren said: “I am very happy to get this opportunity. To be able to lead one of the industry’s top brands in times of disruptive change is an exciting challenge. What we will do over the coming years in relation to our transformation towards sustainable power solutions will define the next era of Volvo Penta Industrial.”
Heléne Mellquist, president, Volvo Penta, said: “I am delighted that Hannes is returning to the Volvo Penta team. He brings extensive knowledge about building business relationships with customers which, in combination with a strong commercial focus and mindset, will be key in leading the Industrial Business Unit on our transformation journey.
“I would like to thank Giorgio for his engagement and commitment to our company. He will be truly missed, but we wish him a happy and relaxing future with family and friends.”