Atlas Copco has appointed Helena Hedblom as President for the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area, starting January 1, 2017. She is currently President of the Rock Drilling Tools division in the same business area. Helena Hedblom will be a member of Atlas Copco’s Group Management. “Helena is a proven leader with a solid understanding of the mining business,” said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “I am confident that she will continue to develop the business area and build an even stronger global position.”
Helena Hedblom started her Atlas Copco career in 2000 as Manager Materials Development Research & Development in the Rock Drilling Tools division. She has since then had different roles including Lean coordinator and Vice President Research & Development in that division. Before she became President of the Rock Drilling Tools division based in Sweden in 2013 she was General Manager for the product company Atlas Copco Secoroc. Helena Hedblom will be based in Örebro, Sweden. She replaces Johan Halling, who will retire.