By Liz White, ERJ staff
Trelleborg. Sweden-Lennart Johansson has been made president of the Trelleborg Engineered Systems business area. Johansson, who will take up the appointment within the next months, is to succeed Peter Nilsson, who will become president and ceo of the Trelleborg Group 1 Oct 2005.
Johansson (pictured) is currently president and business area manager for Kemira Kemwater, as well as president of Kemira AB and a member of Kemira's group management. Between 1983 and 1998 he worked for Perstorp AB in various roles, spending time in Brazil and France.
Nilsson's appointment to head the giant Swedish rubber group follows the move of former president Fredrik Arp to Volvo Cars Corp. as ceo and vice president.
The Trelleborg Engineered Systems business which Johansson will head has net sales of over Euro 415 million, and employs about 3200 people. The unit is headquartered at Trelleborg with plants in Australia, France, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, the UK, Sweden, Germany and the US.
Trelleborg Engineered Systems has two main business segments. In Industrial Fluid Systems it makes awide range of hose systems including ones resistant to fire and chemicals for offshore oil and gas environments are as well as odour- and taste-free ones for the food industry.
Its Engineered Solutions unit supplies parts for infrastructure projects, including fender systems for harbours, tunnel seals, dredging systems, acoustic and vibration-damping solutions for railways, bridges and buildings, and niche products for offshore oil and gas extraction.