Bufab recruits Global Business Development Director 21 November 2018

In pursuit of its “Leadership” ambition and to reach its more ambitions growth target, Bufab has recruited Johan Sandberg as Global Business Development Director and new member of the Group’s Executive Management Team. 

He will take up his new position by January 2019, replacing Urban Bülow, who has relocated to the US to accelerate Bufab’s expansion in North America.

Johan has a M Sc degree in Business Administration from Linköping University in Sweden. He has had a long and successful leadership career in large industrial companies, including Volvo Powertrain and Volvo Aero, and most recently was the Senior Vice President in charge of the Tail Lift Division in Cargotec/Hiab.

"We are very happy to be able to announce that Johan is joining our team. I am sure that his energy, experience and business acumen will further improve Bufab’s Global Parts Productivity™ offering, and build yet stronger customer relations. We wish him a very warm welcome to the Bufab Group", says Jörgen Rosengren, Bufab's President and CEO.

"It feels exciting to join a fast-growing, entrepreneurial global company with such a clear customer value proposition. I look forward to joining the rest of the team aiming to become the strongest player in our industry” says Johan Sandberg.

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