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PwC Veteran Thomas Björkman elected Chairman of the Board Handheld Strengthens Organization for Continued Expansion

3/31/2015 : pressrelease

[Lidköping, Sweden, March 31, 2015.] Thomas Björkman has been elected Chairman of the Board of Handheld Group, a leading global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers. Björkman worked as a certified accountant with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) for 27 years and is “an invaluable asset for Handheld’s continued expansion,” say the group’s founders and majority owners.

Handheld Group has added Thomas Björkman, economist and advisor, as a new member and Chairman of the Board. Björkman has a degree in economics and business administration from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law, and has worked as a certified accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the largest professional service companies in the world. His career at PwC started in the 1980s, and between 2009 and 2013 he served as a board member for PwC Sweden.

”Thomas Björkman has extensive business experience and a wide professional network from his very successful career. He will be a great asset to us in our continued growth and ambition to build a top world-class corporation,” say Jerker Hellström and Thomas Löfblad, Handheld’s majority owners.

Based in Lidköping, Sweden, the Handheld Group has subsidiaries in nine countries on three continents. Handheld’s lineup of rugged computers is specifically developed for field workers in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security.

“I am eager to play a part in Handheld’s future development,” Björkman says. “Handheld has grown impressively fast and with healthy profitability in a relatively short timespan, and has earned an excellent reputation for high-quality products in the fastest-growing computer market segment today. I look forward to contributing to the group’s continued growth and success.”

Download press images of Thomas Björkman, Thomas Löfblad and Jerker Hellström here.

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About Handheld

Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, including handhelds, tablets and notebooks . Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. Handheld Group, headquartered in Sweden, has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see www.handheldgroup.com

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Sofia Löfblad, Marketing Director, Handheld Group, Sweden: +46 510 54 71 70