Magnus Hellsten, 45, has been appointed new Senior Vice President Manufacturing, responsible for all production of vehicles at Volvo Car Corporation. Hellsten succeeds Curt Germundsson who has taken up a position as Senior Executive Adviser to Hans-Olov Olsson, President and CEO.
Magnus Hellsten, who now leaves the position as manager of the Torslanda Plant, has had a long career with the company and really proves the locution that at Volvo Cars, it is still possible to start on the plant floor and work yourself all the way to the top. He joined Volvo already in 1980 as production technician and has held a number of senior management positions, for example as manager of the Volvo Cars assembly plant in Thailand.
Magnus Hellsten is highly respected at all levels in the company. He is very much focused on delivering results and has a vast knowledge about and a real passion for cars. In his new role as SVP Manufacturing, Hellsten will be responsible for all Volvo Cars vehicle manufacturing worldwide. He will also be a member of the Management Team and report to President and CEO, Hans-Olov Olsson.
Manfred Baaske will succeed Hellsten as new manager of the Torslanda Plant. Manfred Baaske, who until now has been Deputy Senior Vice President Manufacturing, also has a distinguished background in production technology.
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