Lars Englesson started his career at GF in 1977 as Sales Engineer and successfully held various positions in sales, marketing and market development in Sweden and the USA. In 1988 he became the Managing Director of the sales company in Sweden and was assigned the position of Head of Business Unit Northern Europe in 1998, a role in the Executive Management Team of GF Piping Systems at that time. In 2004 he took on the role as Head Region Nordic. In addition to his roles, Lars Englesson managed important key accounts of GF Piping Systems. Thanks to his engagement, GF has a market leading position in the Nordic countries today.
As successor of Lars Englesson, we are pleased to announce that Martin Sylvén will join GF Piping Systems as of 21 August 2017. He will take over as Managing Director after a transition period from 1 January 2018.
Martin Sylvén holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics of the Stockholm University. He is Swedish citizen and speaks English and German fluently.
In his career, Martin Sylvén has held several management positions in sales and marketing. Since 2003, he has been working for Scania, a major automotive manufacturer of commercial vehicles and part of the Volkswagen Group. During this time he gained international experience working as Pre-Sales Manager in Switzerland and as manager for the retail business in Munich, Germany. In his last position, Martin Sylvén returned to the Scania Head Office as Product Director for long-haulage trucks.
Please join us in welcoming Martin Sylvén to our organization. We wish him a lot of success and satisfaction in his position and kindly ask you to give him any support he may need for his start.
We want to thank Lars Englesson for the valuable contributions to the substantial development of GF he made in the course of his career and wish him all the best for his future.
Joost Geginat Noel Schreiber
Head of GF Piping Systems Head of Human Resources GF Piping Systems