New leadership for Hiab’s tail lifts division

Materials handling equipment specialist, Hiab, has appointed Mathen Thomas as Senior Vice President – Tail Lifts to continue the development of the business.

Hiab said in a statement that Thomas will report to Hiab's President, Roland Sundén.

Thomas has experience across senior global management roles with leading industrial manufacturing and engineering companies, including Cummins and global business areas within Ingersoll Rand, last as Vice President of Global Vertical Industries.

“Mathen is a very senior global leader with substantial international experience, a track record of creating successful business transformation, and generating sustainable profitable sales and market share growth,” said Sundén.

“His senior management and business experience having managed successful complex turnaround and growth initiatives will be valuable to accelerate the growth path of our global tail lifts business,” he said.

Mathen succeeds Johan Sandberg, who decided to leave Hiab and pursue other interests outside the company.

“Johan has been leading the Hiab tail lifts business since 2012,” said Sundén. “I want to thank Johan for his contribution in profitably growing and sustaining our leading position in the global tail lifts market.”

(Image: Hiab President, Roland Sundén.)

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