VOL. 20 May ISSUE YEAR 2019


in Vol. 20 - May Issue - Year 2019
New President and CEO for Norican Group
Anders Wilhjelm, the new President and CEO of Norican Group

Anders Wilhjelm, the new President and CEO of Norican Group

In the Spotlight

Norican Group is a world leading provider of technology for the formation and enhancement of metallic parts, with sales of approx. EUR 540 million and almost 3,000 employees. The Group is home to four leading, globally operating brands: DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen, Wheelabrator, with digitalization solutions from Norican Digital. Together, the Group offers customers around the world a broad spectrum of solutions, spanning end-to-end grey iron foundry equipment, integrated light alloy casting solutions, high-end furnace technology for light metal, as well as surface preparation and finishing technologies. Norican Group serves a wide range of industries, including the global automotive, aerospace, foundry and aluminium sectors, through a global network of engineering expertise, manufacturing capacity and local service support.

Norican Group, the leading global provider of technology for the formation and enhancement of metallic parts, is pleased to announce that Anders Wilhjelm has joined the company as its new President and CEO. Anders joins the Group which comprises DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen, Wheelabrator and Norican Digital bringing extensive international leadership and board-level experience from previous roles as Group CEO of Solar A/S and previously President and CEO of GEA Process Engineering.
Chairman of the Norican Group board, Jean-Marc Lechêne said: "We are pleased to welcome Anders as the new President and CEO of Norican Group. To be able to attract an executive of his caliber, experience and intellect is yet another milestone in Norican’s journey. We look forward to working with him on the next phase of our strategic evolution."
Commenting on his appointment Anders said: "I am very excited about joining the Norican team. Norican is a strong combination of knowledgeable people, great technologies, a global business, and an owner team I already enjoy working with."
Anders takes the reins at Norican Group following the long and successful tenure of outgoing President and CEO Robert E. Joyce, Jr.
"After seventeen years of leading this great organization and having just recorded record revenue and EBITDA performance in 2018, the time is right for Norican to pursue its next phase of strategic leadership," Robert said. "While I am proud of what our team has accomplished since 2002, the time has come for a fresh approach to Norican’s journey."
Jean-Marc concludes: "It is with a lot of emotion that we say goodbye to Rob today. During his long tenure, he has established Norican as a worldwide leader in parts formation and parts preparation while building a great team. Rob can take legitimate pride in what he has achieved! And, on behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I wish him every success."

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