Hannes Norrgren will take up the position of President of Volvo Penta ’s Industrial Business Unit as of November 1st, replacing Giorgio Paris who will retire after a successful 25-year career at the company. 

Hannes has worked within the industry for more than 20 years. He has a long track record at Volvo Penta, having previously held various positions including Vice President for Industrial Sales and Marketing in Europe. For the past three years, Hannes has served as CEO at Humphree, a fast-growing Swedish marine technology provider of which Volvo Penta is the major shareholder. 

I am delighted that Hannes is returning to our team,” says Heléne Mellquist, President of Volvo Penta. “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 am very happy to get this opportunity,” says Hannes. “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. It will take courage, teamwork and entrepreneurship to succeed, all of which are values that are close to my heart and management approach.” 

I would like to thank Giorgio for his engagement and commitment to our company,” concludes Heléne. “He will be truly missed, but we wish him a happy and relaxing future with family and friends.”


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