Petersson: I joined Hempel as COO in March 2015. As part of the Executive Management Team, I have been one of the drivers of the global transformation that Hempel is currently going through. The objective is to transform Hempel into a leading global coatings company. We are going for leadership in the segments where we choose to compete
Petersson: I think that is a question for the Board of Directors, but I will say that with my more than four years in Hempel, I have obtained solid and broad knowledge about our business, the markets we are in, and the challenges and opportunities we face. At the same time, I have prior experiences from several other global companies. Let me put it this way: Had I not been convinced that I could fulfill the position as CEO, I would never have accepted the offer.
Petersson: Hempel is a success. Thanks to the trust our customers around the world have shown us for many, many years, and thanks to all the employees in Hempel, who are working on creating value for our customers daily.
Petersson: We will focus on executing our existing strategy. We have a job to get done, so we are ready for the next step, our next strategy phase. Furthermore, we want to grow. Hempel has an ambitious growth strategy. In short; we want more family members. This will happen through acquisitions. At the same time, we must grow organically, and that leads us back to our increased customer focus. It is very simple: satisfied customers, who feel they are seen, heard and have their needs covered, will result in growth. I am proud to say that in Hempel we are doing our utmost.