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HEMPEL APPOINTS NEW COO

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 

New COO and EVP Katarina Lindström has officially joined Hempel as a member of the company’s Executive Management Board, to play a central role in driving Hempel’s strategy, with a goal of doubling in size in the next five years.

Lindström will lead Hempel’s strategic agenda within operational excellence, innovation and sustainability. She said: “I’m very pleased to begin at Hempel. The company’s growth strategy is very ambitious, but also realistic and Hempel has a strong desire to lead sustainability in the coatings industry. I’m very excited to be part of that.”

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. Lindström will be responsible for many of these initiatives.

Lars Petersson, Group President and CEO, said: “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.”

Lindström joins Hempel from Munters Group, a leader in energy efficient and sustainable air treatment solutions, 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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