Volvo Penta appoints Hannes Norrgren as Industrial President

In his new role Norrgren will lead the company’s transformation towards more sustainable power solutions

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

Norrgren has worked within the industry for more than 20 years and 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.

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Speaking on the announcement 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. It will take courage, teamwork and entrepreneurship to succeed, all of which are values that are close to my heart and management approach.”

Heléne Mellquist, who was appointed President of Volvo Penta in June 2020, added: “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.”

In June 2022, the firm said its Volvo Penta D16 engines would power the Sweden Rock Festival.

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