Under his current contract with Sandvik, Peter Gossas, president of Sandvik Materials Technology, will retire at the age of 62. Accordingly, he will leave the Sandvik Group on May 31.
Gustavsson, currently president of the wire and heating technology product area
within Sandvik Materials Technology, has been appointed the new president of
the business area, effective May 1. As of the same date, he will be a member of
Sandvik’s group executive management.
Gustavsson was born in 1967, and holds an M. Sc. in mechanical engineering from
Luleå Technical University.
He has solid industry experience from senior positions within and outside
Sandvik. He was previously general manager of the tube operations within
Sandvik Materials Technology in Sweden,
and also held the position of vice president operations at Bombardier
Recreational Products in Austria.
Prior to this, he occupied several other senior positions.
Faxander, president and CEO of Sandvik
AB, comments on the change: “With
his broad background and proven ability to successfully drive change, Jonas
Gustavsson has the right profile to lead Sandvik Materials Technology. He
brings with him experience from two different product areas within the business
area, and has made an exceptional contribution to the development of Wire and
Heating Technology over the past two years.
same time, I would like to thank Peter Gossas, whose strong and committed
leadership during his nine years as president of Sandvik Materials Technology
has, among other achievements, resulted in a specialization of the product
program toward increasingly high value-added products, improved manufacturing
processes and a clearly higher pace in product development.”
New President of Sandvik Materials Technology
April 6, 2011