Speaker biographies

Take Control: Speaker biographies

Örjan Åslund, Moderator

Head of Product Affairs, Scania

Örjan Åslund holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Örebro. He joined Scania in January 2013 to take on his current position as Head of Product Affairs, Scania Trucks. Åslund has enjoyed a long career within the field of sales and marketing and has combined full-time positions within leading companies with work as a senior strategic-communication consultant for advertising and PR agencies. His highest profile roles have included serving as Head of Information for Saab Automobile and working for nine years at JKL, one of the Nordic region’s leading PR agencies.

Christopher Podgorski

Global Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Trucks, Scania

Christopher Podgorski joined Scania in 1998 after graduating with a degree in business administration majoring in marketing. He served in a variety of roles within sales and marketing before being appointed Managing Director of Scania Mexico in 2000. Podgorski next served as Managing Director for the Scania Sales and Service Business Unit in Brazil between 2003 and 2010, before heading up Franchise and Factory Sales operations in Latin America between 2010 and 2012. He was appointed Global Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Trucks in 2013.

Magnus Höglund

Product Director Distribution, Scania

Magnus Höglund joined Scania in 1999 after having completed a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and having worked as a development engineer at Volvo Trucks. His first job at Scania was as Product Manager for Scania Infotronics. In 2005, Höglund was appointed Project Manager for Market Introductions and Product Pricing at Scania, and in November 2007 he progressed to become Head of Market Introductions for Scania Trucks. In 2009, he took on the role of Product Manager for the Distribution segment at Scania Trucks, and in 2012 he was appointed to his current role as Product Director for the Distribution segment. He has overseen alternative fuels within the Trucks division since 2014.

Eva Iverfeldt

Technical Manager Fuels, Scania

Eva Iverfeldt graduated with a master’s degree in chemical engineering in 1979 after studies at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology and Imperial College London in the UK. She subsequently worked in the fields of corrosion and new construction materials within Chalmers University, Volvo Technology and the Swedish Corrosion Institute. She joined Scania’s R&D department at Södertälje in 1996 where she held different posts within the Materials Technology area. In 2009, Iverfeldt was appointed Technical Manager Fuels within Scania R&D. Her responsibilities include the technical and sustainable aspects of both fossil and renewable fuels.

Daniel Milione

Product Manager Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Scania

Daniel Milione joined Scania as part of the company’s trainee program in 2008, having completed a Master of Science degree in industrial management and economics at Linköping Institute of Technology. During his traineeship, he worked in various Scania divisions before serving as a market assistant in Market Coordination within Scania Engines. In 2010, he was appointed Product Sales Coordinator, Marine & Power Generation, within Scania Engines. Milione advanced to Product Sales Manager within the same division in 2011, managing various markets in Europe as well as North America, the Middle East and Oceania. In 2013, Milione was appointed Product Manager Trucks, Alternative Fuels.

Jesper Brauer

Sales & Marketing, Product Manager Distribution, Scania

Jesper Brauer started at Scania in 2006 and worked as a senior development engineer within Dynamics and Strength Analysis until 2012 when he moved across to Sales and Marketing as Product Planning Manager within the Distribution segment. He was responsible for future distribution-trucks and hybrid-electric trucks, ensuring that they would meet future customer needs and be competitive. He is now Product Manager for the Distribution segment, where one of his responsibilities is the market introduction of the hybrid truck. Prior to starting at Scania, Brauer worked at Atlas Copco as a technical specialist. He holds Master of Science degrees in both industrial management and mechanical engineering, as well as a PhD in machine design from Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Per-Erik Österlund

Project Manager, City of Stockholm, Environment and Health Administration

Per-Erik Österlund has worked as Project Manager at the City of Stockholm for the past two years, specialising in heavy traffic, construction equipment, and fuel. His duties have included managing the EU LIFE project Clean Truck Stockholm, which demonstrates how three specific techniques in trucking can significantly reduce fossil fuel dependancy. Österlund has 24 years’ experience of working in the fuel industry, including with Statoil and OKQ8’s downstream business. Nordström is a trained electrical engineer.

Tony Sandberg

Engineering Director, Research Support Office, Scania

Tony Sandberg completed a Master of Science in mechanical engineering at Chalmers University before joining Scania as a trainee in 1996. After the completion of his traineeship, he worked within Engine Control Systems. He was an industrial PhD student at Linköping University in association with Scania between 1999 and 2001, resulting in a degree of Licentiate of Engineering. Thereafter he returned to Engine Control System. Sandberg next held the position of Head of Chassis Systems Control from 2005 to 2008 before serving as Senior Manager Predevelopment, Electrical Systems, until 2013 when he assumed his current role as Engineering Director, Research Support Office.

Roger Olsson

Chief Engineer V8, Scania

Roger Olsson joined Scania in 1999 after obtaining his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In 2003, he became head of Gas Exchange Systems at Engine Development. In 2008, he became Senior Manager responsible for Emissions and Integration within Engine Development. Since 2013, Olsson has worked as Chief Engineer responsible for product development of Scania V8 truck engines.

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