Rugged Computer Maker Handheld Beefs Up Organization for Continued Expansion: PwC Veteran Thomas Björkman Elected New Chairman of the Board
[Lidköping, Sweden, March 31, 2015.] Mr, Thomas Björkman has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Handheld Group, a leading global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers. Mr. Björkman has a university degree in economics and has worked as a certified accountant with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) for 27 years. “An invaluable asset for us in our continued expansion”, said the group’s founders and majority owners.
Thomas Björkman, economist and adviser, is a new member and chairman of the board of the Handheld Group. He has a degree in economics and business administration from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law, and has worked as a a certified accountant with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), one of the largest professional services companies in the world. His career at PwC started in the 1980’s and between 2009 and 2013 he was also a member of the board of PwC Sweden.
”Thomas Björkman has long 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”, said Jerker Hellström and Thomas Löfblad, the Handheld group’s both majority owners.
Based in Lidköping, Sweden, the Handheld group has subsidiaries in nine countries on three continents. Handheld’s lineup 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.
”It is stimulating and exciting to now be able to participate in Handheld’s future development”, said Thomas Björkman.”The group has in a relatively short time span grown impressively fast, 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 be able to contribute to Handheld’s continued development and success,”
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The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, including handhelds, tablets and notebooks . Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see www.handheldgroup.com