Hempel appoints Katarina Lindström as new COO

Katarina Lindström took up her role as chief operating officer on 1 August 2020. (Image: Hempel A/S)Katarina Lindström took up her role as chief operating officer on 1 August 2020. (Image: Hempel A/S)

Hempel’s new executive vice president and chief operating officer Katarina Lindström officially joined the company on 1 August.

As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a member of the company’s Executive Management Board, Katarina Lindström will play a central role in driving Hempel’s strategy. The company has an ambition to double in size in the next five years, and Katarina will lead Hempel’s strategic agenda within operational excellence, innovation and sustainability.

As part of its long-term growth strategy, Hempel is making significant investments in innovation and sustainability, while strengthening its supply chain and manufacturing footprint, particularly in Asia-Pacific. Katarina will be responsible for many of these initiatives.

Lars Petersson, Group President and CEO of Hempel, comments: “Katarina is a strong addition to our team. It is important to us to take a leading position in the industry within market-driven innovation and sustainability. Katarina will play a significant part in this.”

Katarina joins Hempel from Munters Group AB, the air treatment solutions specialist, where she was President of Operations. Prior to that, she held a series of global senior executive positions at Volvo Group.

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