Thomas Björkman elected chairman of the board for Handheld

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Thomas Björkman, a certified accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has been elected chairman of the board for the Handheld Group, a global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers.

Björkman served on the board of PwC Sweden between 2009 and 2013, and holds a degree in economics and business administration from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law.

Jerker Hellström and Thomas Löfblad, majority owners for Handheld, said, “Thomas Björkman has plenty of business experience, a very successful career and a wide professional network. He will be a great asset to us in our continued growth and ambition to build a top world class corporation.”

Based in Lidköping, Sweden, the Handheld Group has subsidiaries in nine countries on three continents. Its line-up of rugged computers is specifically developed for field workers in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security.

Björkman, said, “It is stimulating and exciting to now be able to participate in Handheld’s future development. The group has grown impressively fast in a relatively short time span, with a healthy profitability, and earned a good reputation for high quality products on the fastest growing computer market segment today. I look forward to contributing to Handheld’s continued development and success.”

April 1, 2015

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