Roger Johansson new Business Area President of Trelleborg Automotive

Roger Johansson has been appointed the new Business Area President of Trelleborg Automotive within the Trelleborg Group.

Roger Johansson, who is 41 years old and a graduate in business administration, is currently responsible for GM Powertrain Europe, which has approximately 9,300 employees. Roger Johansson has extensive experience from General Motors, where he has worked since 1991, in such fields as the purchasing function and with many of GM’s strong brands in various markets, for example, SAAB in Sweden and Opel in Germany.

“We are extremely gratified to have recruited a business area president with such long and solid experience from the automotive industry,” says Peter Nilsson, President and CEO of the Trelleborg Group, who has also been the Acting President of Trelleborg Automotive since September 2006.

“Roger Johansson has broad expertise ranging from purchasing to operative and strategic leadership. He also has valuable international experience, and has lived and worked abroad, in such countries as Germany and Italy, for many years.”

In 2006, the Trelleborg Automotive business area generated net sales of approximately SEK 9.5 billion and had about 9,500 employees. Production units are located in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the US.

Roger Johansson will assume his new position during August 2007.