Handheld Group appoints Johan Hed as new Chief Product Officer

Press release
22 September 2022

[Lidköping, Sweden, September 22, 2022.] Handheld Group, a Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the appointment of Johan Hed as new Chief Product Officer with full responsibility for Handheld’s product development and product management functions. The move combines all product efforts under Johan’s leadership and allows Handheld to increase product development efforts.

Johan Hed, who joined Handheld Group in 2010, has worked with Handheld’s product management and development in multiple roles, most recently as Director of Product Management, and as a contributor on strategic decisions as a member of the management team. Johan has a strong knowledge of Handheld’s network of suppliers as well specific customer needs.

The organizational change is made to strengthen the ambitious growth plan that Handheld has laid out for the global market. “Johan has well-documented experience in the rugged computing industry and possesses a unique blend of experience, plus market and technology knowledge. He has been with us for more than 10 years and knows our markets and the needs of our customers. The momentum we see in the market is strong and we expect a rapid growth over the next couple of years. We also see a sharp increase in demand for custom-made customer solutions where Johan has an understanding of both the technical and commercial challenges,” said Thomas Löfblad, CEO Handheld Group.

“I am thrilled about my new expanded role at Handheld. We have many exciting new products in the pipeline, and I am looking forward to continuing to drive product development and expanding on the momentum Handheld has built,” says Johan Hed, Chief Product Officer”

Handheld’s lineup of rugged tablets and PDAs is specifically developed for field workers in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security.

About Handheld

Handheld Group is a manufacturer and global supplier of rugged mobile computers, handhelds and tablets. Handheld and partners worldwide deliver mobility solutions to businesses within geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. Handheld Group, part of MilDef, is headquartered in Sweden with subsidiaries in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA.

Media Contacts

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

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