To further enhance its focus on the technology and digital business, Epiroc has appointed Jonas Albertson, the current President of the Technology & Digital division, as chief technology officer. The change is effective from July 1, 2022.
In his new role, Albertson will be responsible for the development of common automation and digital platforms, as well as for group IT. A reformed Digital division, with commercial responsibility for Epiroc’s digital products and services, including acquired businesses, has been created. A recruitment process will be initiated for a president of the Digital division. Ashleigh Braddock, vice president Sales, will be acting division President in the meantime.
“Automation and digitalisation are technology shifts that are happening quickly. With this organisational change we are enhancing our focus in these vital areas,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “We will have a dedicated commercial division for our digital business and a technology organisation that can deliver long-term competitive solutions for the whole group.”
The chief technology officer and the president of the Digital division will both be members of Group Management.
After the change on July 1, Epiroc will have the following segments and divisions: The Equipment & Service segment with the Underground, Surface, Parts & Services, and Digital divisions, and the Tools & Attachments segment with the Tools & Attachments division.