Klas Forsström Named Global President of Sandvik Coromant
On September 1, 2011 Klas Forsström took over the position of global president of Sandvik Coromant, a supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions, services and know-how to the metalworking industry. Forsström has been with the Sandvik Group for about 17 years, mostly at Sandvik Coromant. His work has included leading positions in R&D, product development, marketing, business development and sales. Most recently he held the position as president of Sandvik Hard Materials.
"It is really exciting and inspiring to be back with Sandvik Coromant. I am truly impressed by what the company has achieved in recent years. As the market leader we are perceptive and forward thinking," says Forsström. His first task as president is to manage and further develop the ambitious strategy that Sandvik Coromant has set. This includes an even stronger customer focus through local presence and global knowledge sharing.
"R&D is part of the very fabric that is Sandvik Coromant. We are always focused on product innovation, premium application knowledge and speed to market. Our ambition and motivation for the future is strong. I believe we will be successful in the further development of customer oriented solutions," Forsström explains.
Forsström holds a master of science in material physics and an MBA from Uppsala University, Sweden. He is married and has four children. He enjoys family life, reading, fishing and carpentry.
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Sandvik Coromant is the world's leading producer of tools for turning, milling and drilling. We are represented in 130 countries worldwide. Our head office is in Sandviken, Sweden and we have 8 000 employees. We have customers throughout the metalworking field including the world's major automotive and aerospace industries, the die and mould industry and general engineering industries. In more than 25 well-equipped Productivity Centers customers learn about tooling solutions for increased productivity. We offer various programs to help you and us recognize what's best in your production - and pinpoint areas that need improvements. Our central stocking points in Europe, the United States and the Far East supply our customers directly, within 24 hours. We invest at least twice as much in research and development every year than the average company in our business. ...Read more Or visit www.sandvik.coromant.com/us