New communications manager at Scania
Thomas Skoglund (born 1954) has been appointed Manager, Communications and Public Affairs at Scania's head office in Södertälje. Mr. Skoglund comes to Scania from his own public relations consultancy and will succeed to his new post on 1 April. A journalist in the daily and business press for eight years, he worked at Volvo Car Corporation's communications department, dealing mainly with press and public relations, from 1987 to 1990, before joining the Nobel Industries Group in Stockholm as press manager to the Group's executive management. For the last five years, he has worked as a public relations consultant, carrying out assignments for most of the leading companies in Sweden, and has been involved in a series of major corporate reorganisations.
Mr. Skoglund will be responsible for external public relations and will report to Lars Christiansson, Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs. Gunilla Håkansson is responsible for internal communications at Scania and also reports to Mr. Christiansson.
Thomas Skoglund succeeds Hans Rubenstein, who will become Manager, Communications and Public Affairs at Scania Deutschland, Scania's importer in Germany, at the beginning of April.
For further information, please contact Lars Christiansson,
Communications and Public Affairs, tel. +46-8-553 812 12, mobile +46-70-590 50 80.
Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 22,200 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1996, turnover totalled SEK 33,700 million and profits after depreciation SEK 2,700 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 95% of total production is sold outside Sweden.