Helsinki, Finland, 2014-01-20 08:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
CAVERION CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE JANUARY 20, 2014 AT 9:00 EET
Fredrik Strand will be appointed as President and CEO of Caverion Corporation
Caverion's Board of Directors has chosen Fredrik Strand (49) as Caverion's President and Chief Executive Officer. He will take up the new position during Q2, 2014. Currently, Fredrik Strand works as President and CEO at Sodexo, being responsible for the company’s Nordic businesses.
Swedish citizen Fredrik Strand has worked in his current position since 2009. Between 1989 and 2009 he worked at Ericsson in several leadership positions. During this period he led e.g. Ericsson’s global service delivery operations and its development. He has also been responsible for the company’s service business in Latin America and the United States.
Caverion’s current President and CEO Juhani Pitkäkoski will continue in his position until Fredrik Strand will take up the position. After that Pitkäkoski will support onboarding of the new CEO and will enhance development of Caverion’s strategic growth process, reporting to Fredrik Strand.
”Juhani Pitkäkoski has been a part of a team that built up YIT’s Building Services business since the very beginning. This business has grown from the volume of EUR 500 million in year 2000 to today’s Caverion. I thank Juhani for his great work for bringing the Caverion business to this point. Now it is time to invest in new forces to strengthen the implementation of the listing targets of Caverion defined in the Demerger Plan of YIT: ‘The demerger will clarify the business structures, financing and management, support the growth strategies of the businesses, and thus strengthen the conditions for shareholder value creation.’ Fredrik Strand has been chosen to execute the new strategy of Caverion because of his global experience, which includes both utilization of technologies and leading of service business,” says Henrik Ehrnrooth, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“I am very excited to take on the role of CEO of Caverion Corporation. I have been very privileged to work 20 years for Ericsson, where I have held several leadership positions within Global Services and the last five years as a leader of Sodexo in the Nordic markets. I believe Caverion has unique opportunities to be a forerunner in the Building Services markets in the future. This is due to the advanced industry knowledge and skilled people within Caverion combined with the possibilities presented in the digital, ‘always connected’ world,” states Fredrik Strand.
The CV and the photo of Fredrik Strand are available on Caverion's website at www.caverion.com.
Board of Directors
For additional information, please contact:
Henrik Ehrnrooth, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Caverion Corporation
Contacts via Päivi Alakuijala, VP Marketing and Communications, Caverion Corporation, tel. + 358 40 8400 251
Distribution: NASDAQ OMX, principal media, www.caverion.com
Caverion designs, builds and maintains user-friendly and energy-efficient building systems and offers industrial services. Our services are used in offices and retail properties, housing, public premises and industrial plants, among other places. We aim to be the number one building systems company in Europe. Our strengths include technological competence and customer-oriented service, covering all building systems throughout the life cycle of the property. Caverion was established through the demerger of Building Services and Industrial Services businesses from YIT Group on June 30, 2013. Our revenue for 2012 amounted to approximately EUR 2.8 billion. Caverion has over 18,000 employees in 13 countries in Northern and Central Europe. The company’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.caverion.com