Robin Lindahl (51) has been appointed as President and CEO of the Normet Group. He will be based in Hünenberg, Switzerland, and will start in his new role not later than May 1, 2016. Lindahl takes over the position from Tom Melbye, who has decided to step down from his operative role and will in future act as a Senior Advisor to the CEO and Chairman of Normet Group. Melbye will work on special assigned strategical and business development tasks.
“The past eight years under Tom’s leadership have been exceptionally successful for Normet. We have grown fast and transformed from a pure Finnish equipment company to a global underground process know how company,” says Aaro Cantell, Chairman of Normet Group. “Tom’s positive entrepreneurial spirit as well as customers’ business knowledge and contact networks made it all happen.”
Melbye’s successor Robin Lindahl is joining Normet from Outotec Oyj where he currently holds the position as Executive Vice President and President of Metals, Energy & Water business area. He has been member of the Executive Board and employed by the company since 2011. Before that he has held many global leadership roles in Business Operations, Sales & Marketing as well as Finance in the Telecommunications Industry, working for Nokia Group in Finland, Switzerland and Germany. During his career Lindahl has held many board positions in several companies as well as industry forums.
„I am excited to join Normet and lead the company to the next growth phase. Normet is well positioned for the future growth in tunneling as well as underground mining,“ says Robin Lindahl.
Normet is a Finnish based fast growing company that operates globally with over 43 locations in 27 countries worldwide. The company has over 50 years of experience in the development, production and sales of equipment and vehicles for underground mining and tunnel construction. In addition, Normet provides construction chemicals for these industries as well as a comprehensive range of life time care services for maintenance and operating processes of their machines. Currently over 900 employees work for Normet; net sales in 2014 added up to over 190 million euro.