Hiab, part of Cargotec, has appointed Mathen Thomas as Senior Vice President, Tail Lifts, as of 22 January 2018. Mathen will lead Hiab’s tail lifts business with the renowned brands ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO, continuing the development of its class-leading offering, driving sales and services excellence and accelerating growth. He will report to Hiab’s president, Roland Sundén, and be member of the Hiab Leadership Team.
Mathen joins Hiab with a rich experience from senior global management roles with leading industrial manufacturing and engineering companies, including Cummins and global business areas within Ingersoll Rand, last as Vice President Global Vertical Industries.
“Mathen is a very senior global leader with substantial international experience, a track record of creating successful business transformation, and generating sustainable profitable sales and market share growth. His senior management and business experience having managed successful complex turnaround and growth initiatives will be valuable to accelerate the growth path of our global tail lifts business,” Roland Sundén says.
Mathen succeeds Johan Sandberg, who decided to leave Hiab and pursue other interests outside the company.
“Johan has been leading the Hiab tail lifts business since 2012. I want to thank Johan for his contribution in profitably growing and sustaining our leading position in the global tail lifts market,” Roland Sundén concludes.