Canadian Packaging

PIAB Announces New Chief Executive Officer

December 16, 2008
by Canadian Packaging Staff

PIAB, a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, has appointed Per-Erik Lindquist to the position of chief executive officer as the company continues its worldwide expansion and ongoing capture of new market segments.

With more than two decades of experience at global companies in related industries, Lindquist will be a valuable asset as PIAB continues to assert its presence in an increasingly automated industrial world.

Over the past years, PIAB has seen steady growth in demand for its vacuum handling and conveying products from global manufacturers and OEMs in the graphic, pharmaceutical, packaging, food and beverage, automotive and other automation-intensive industries.

On October 1, Lindquist officially entered his position as CEO. At that time, former CEO Jacob Tell assumed the role of deputy CEO to focus on managing PIAB’s continued growth through mergers and acquisitions and dynamic pursuit of new markets.

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