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07 Feb 2018

Change at the Head of KOLLMORGEN

A new Vice President for EMEA: Markus Johansson takes over the leadership from Dennis Gallagher.

Kollmorgen Markus Johansson 2017For three and a half years, Dennis Gallagher worked for KOLLMORGEN as Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. It is now time for him to move back home to the States and start working on challenging new tasks within the Group. Markus Johansson is the new leading man. The Swede is 43 years old and has held senior positions in AGV and robotics in Scandinavia for the past eight years.

The KOLLMORGEN motto, “Your Partner in Motion”, will continue to be intensely pursued by Markus Johansson. "In a time like today, when everything is moving so quickly, we need to work more closely together—this is true for our partners and customers alike." Even though engineering disciplines are always technology-driven, “Good relationships are more important than ever. Co-engineering is clearly our strength."

Johansson is convinced that there is a large overlap between Motion Control and the topics of Industry 4.0, allowing a lot of potential for synergies. "That's why we need functional components that can be freely combined for a perfect customer solution." The significance of the interfaces will continue to increase in the future. Generally speaking, the new man in charge is pursuing the goal of further developing KOLLMORGEN into a partner for mechanical engineering able to reduce the total cost of ownership in factory automation with the aid of long-haul solutions. “Behind us are people with knowledge, a passion for technology and the necessary commitment to the customer."

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As of 1 November 2017, Markus Johansson has taken over the management of KOLLMORGEN as Vice President in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.



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