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.