New members of Scania’s Executive Board

On 1 September, Ruthger de Vries and Anders Williamsson will join Scania’s Executive Board. Ruthger de Vries has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Production and Logistics. Anders Williamsson has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Purchasing. They will report to Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO.

Ruthger de Vries currently holds the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Production and Logistics. He was born in 1965 and joined Scania Nederland in 1990 after obtaining a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Since 1993, de Vries has held a number of management positions within production and logistics. He succeeds Thomas Karlsson, who will retire at year-end.

Anders Williamsson currently holds the position of Senior Vice President Purchasing and Head of Quality, Project and Strategy. He was born in 1969 and joined Scania as a Management trainee in 1994 after obtaining a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management from Chalmers University of Technology. Between 1997 and 2009, he held a number of management positions within Scania’s production operations in Sweden. Williamsson joined Purchasing in 2009 and took up his current position in 2014. He succeeds Andrea Fuder, who has left the company.

For additional information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel + 46 70 346 88 11, e-mail hans-ake.danielsson@scania.com

Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Scania is also leading provider of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 44,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2015, net sales totalled SEK 95 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com  

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