New head of GARO´s operations in Finland

Patrick Karlsson has been appointed new CEO of GARO's operations in Finland. He will succeed Kalervo Ulander who retires in 2018. Patrick will assume his position no later than April 16.

He comes from Gycom Finland Oy, where he has been the Country Manager since 2014. Patrick Karlsson has a Bachelor of Science from the Swedish Institute of Technology in Helsinki. He has previously worked in Oy Nylund Group and Schneider Electric Finland, with responsibility for installers and distributors. Patrick has also been President of Elko in Finland (part of the Schneider Group) between 2004-2010

Kalervo Ulander has been the CEO of GARO in Finland since the start of 2008 and is retiring this year.

Carl-Johan Dalin, President and CEO of GARO comments: "Kalervo has been very important to GARO's operations in Finland. We are also very pleased that Patrick will start working with us and is convinced that he is the right person to develop our Finnish business both in terms of sales and profitability. We wish him good luck."

For further information, please contact:

Carl-Johan Dalin, CEO GARO: +46 370 33 28 02

Lars Kvarnsund, CFO GARO: +46 370 33 28 03

GARO develops, manufactures and supplies innovative products and systems for the electrical installations industry under its own brand. The company has operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland and Poland, and the Group is organized in two business segments: GARO Sweden and GARO Other markets. GARO has a broad product assortment and is a market leader within several product areas. The Group had sales of MSEK 658 in 2016 and has around 360 employees. Its head office is located in Gnosjö.  

The business concept is “with a focus on innovation, sustainability and design, GARO provides profitable complete solutions for the electrical industry.”



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