SKF appoints Poul Jeppesen as President, North America

Poul Jeppesen
Poul Jeppesen

2011 February 08, 13:00 CET

SKF announces the appointment of Poul Jeppesen as President North America, with an overall responsibility for Canada, Mexico and the United States. Poul Jeppesen reports to Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO, and is a member of SKF Group Management.

Poul Jeppesen previously served as President, SKF USA Inc. The new appointment is effective as of 1 February 2011.

The North American market is very important for SKF and the company is stepping up its activities in the region as demonstrated also by the recent acquisition of Lincoln Industrial. To support the continuing growth of the operating Divisions in the area, SKF has formed a North American region.

Poul Jeppesen has held several managerial positions in the areas of sales, marketing, product management and manufacturing since joining the company in 1982. He will continue to be based in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA

Gothenburg, 8 February 2011

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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2010 were SEK 61,029 million and the number of employees was 44,742.

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