Volvo Penta has named Peter Granqvist as a new member of the Volvo Penta Executive Group
Granqvist will take up the position of senior vice president for product development, planning and purchasing, replacing Johan Inden.
Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the president and managing director for Sweden. He will take up the role on September 1.
Granqvist has a solid foundation in industrial engineering, business management and higher education. During his career at Japanese global automotive supplier DENSO Corp, he led large multi-national and complex engineering programs as well as multi-national business divisions, both in Sweden and Japan.
As of July 1, Johan Inden took up the role of president region Europe, replacing Stefan Carlsson. Inden had held the position of senior VP for product development, planning and purchasing – and chief technology officer – for four years. Previously, he was the president of Volvo Group Venture Capital. His career at Volvo started in 2000 and he has had positions at Volvo IT, Volvo Technology Transfer and Wireless Car.
Stefan Carlsson will continue to support the Volvo Penta Executive Group as senior advisor, and will maintain his role as segment head of Marine Diesel & Commercial. As of January 1, 2019, the segment head for Marine Diesel & Commercial will be transferred to Johan Inden.