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Johan will be based at Sandvik’s sales office in Kista, Sweden. His role will primarily be looking after the EMEA region, while also supporting product management and R&D projects. Part of this activity will involve joint visits with the sales teams to customers’ premises to assist and advise on the appropriate material selection for a range of corrosion issues.
He returns to Sandvik following 12 months working as an application engineer for metallurgy with a heat treatment company based in Sweden. Prior to this he worked for Sandvik Materials Technology for seven years, based in Sandviken, where he held a number of roles, mainly on the research and development side of the business. These included R&D responsibilities in the tube department as a development engineer then process engineer. He later became R&D development engineer in the welding department, and then took the role of senior R&D development engineer.
Johan has an International Welding Engineer (IWE) diploma from KTH. He has great experience and knowledge of different welding techniques and welding of a large range of materials, from carbon steels to highly alloyed stainless steels and nickel alloys.
Barinder Ghai, Regional Technical Marketing Manager - EMEA application products for Sandvik, said: “We are delighted to have Johan back within the Sandvik ‘family’ as he brings with him a wealth of industry experience, having previously worked in engineering positions involving stainless steel materials and metallurgy with fertilizer, welding and heat exchanger applications. We are confident he will have a significant contribution to make to our technical sales and marketing activities moving forward.”
After studying at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Johan achieved a Masters’ degree in materials science. He is a Swedish national and is fluent in English.