He will take up the former position from 1 November, replacing Giorgio Paris who will retire after a 25-year career at the company.
Norrgren has worked within the industry for more than 20 years. He has a long track record at Volvo Penta, having previously held various positions including vice president for industrial sales and marketing in Europe. For the past three years, he has served as CEO at Humphree, a fast-growing Swedish marine technology provider of which Volvo Penta is the major shareholder.
“I am delighted that Hannes is returning to the Volvo Penta team,” said Heléne Mellquist, president of Volvo Penta. “He brings extensive knowledge about building business relationships with customers which, in combination with a strong commercial focus and mindset, will be key in leading the Industrial Business Unit on our transformation journey.”
Norrgren commented: “To be able to lead one of the industry’s top brands in times of disruptive change is an exciting challenge. What we will do over the coming years in relation to our transformation towards sustainable power solutions will define the next era of Volvo Penta Industrial.
“It will take courage, teamwork and entrepreneurship to succeed, all of which are values that are close to my heart and management approach.”
Mellquist added: “I would like to thank Giorgio for his engagement and commitment to our company. He will be truly missed, but we wish him a happy and relaxing future with family and friends.”