Epiroc names new president, CEO

By |  December 2, 2019
Helena Hedblom Epiroc

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Epiroc appointed Helena Hedblom as president and CEO, effective March 1, 2020. The appointment was made by the company’s board of directors.

Hedblom currently serves as senior executive vice president of mining and infrastructure and a member of Epiroc Group Management. In addition, Hedblom is a member of IPCO‘s board of directors as well as the Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral & Metal Producers.

“Helena has a strong business focus, an in-depth knowledge of the business and is an appreciated leader who is living and breathing the Epiroc values,” says Ronnie Leten, chair of Epiroc’s board of directors. “As head of the mining and infrastructure business, she has grown the business with increased earnings and a focus on strengthening productivity, safety and efficiency for customers. We are proud that we found the new leader inside the group and are confident that she will further develop and grow Epiroc.”

Hedblom will replace Per Lindberg, who has decided to leave his position, according to the company. Lindberg will resign from Epiroc AB’s board of directors at the same time he leaves the positions of president and CEO.

“I would like to thank Per for an excellent job in guiding the company through the listing and preparing Epiroc for the next step,” Leten says. “He has provided strong leadership and has successfully carried out what was agreed and expected in his assignment.”

Epiroc is a global company that provides innovative drill rigs, rock excavation, and construction equipment and tools, along with service products and solutions.

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