ICELAND, Gardabaer. Marel announced an organizational change where the Commercial function is split into two new functions, Service and Global Markets. The objective of the changes is to drive continued growth and success by further enhancing customer experience and synchronize the way of working within the company globally.This new structure will allow for closer proximity to customers and better scalability to support Marel’s ambitious growth strategy going forward.
On June 21, 2018, Ulrika Lindberg has been appointed as the Executive Vice President of Service, and Einar Einarsson has been appointed as the Executive Vice President of Global Markets. They will both become members of Marel´s Executive Team and report to Arni Oddur Thordarson, CEO of Marel. Petur Gudjonsson, former Executive Vice President of Commercial will take on a new role within Marel.
Ulrika Lindberg is 50 years old and has over 20 years of experience in global services having held senior positions at large international organizations such as Alfa Laval and Tetra Pak. In her previous position as Vice President of Global Service at Alfa Laval, she was responsible for successfully building a new unit with the overall objective to increase sales of services and improve service standardization in a global service organization. Lindberg will start her new position on September 15, 2018.
Einar Einarsson is 50 years old and has over 15 years of experience in managing Marel’s sales and service operations in North America. Einarsson became President of Marel Inc. in the US in 2003 and prior held several positions within Marel as a Sales Engineer, Area Sales Manager and Product Manager. He will take up his appointment as EVP of Global Markets as of today. Until his successor is announced, Einarsson will stay on as President of Marel Inc.
Arni Oddur Thordarson, CEO of Marel: “We operate in a dynamic world where customer needs are evolving fast. Marel has enjoyed great success over the years built on our united team, strong customer relationships and significant investments into innovation and its infrastructure and facilities around the globe. To stay at the forefront of the industry and achieve our ambitious growth plans we need to evolve and enhance the customer journey further.”