Handheld Group appoints Thomas Vallmar as new CEO

Press release
23 January 2024

[Lidköping, Sweden, January 23, 2024.] Handheld Group, a Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, announces the appointment of Thomas Vallmar as the new Chief Executive Officer with full responsibility for Handheld’s activities.

Thomas Vallmar joined Handheld Scandinavia as a Sales Manager in 2017 and has since worked closely with Handheld’s reselling partners, putting to use his broad business developing skills to create growth, and profitability and implementing new business strategies. Thomas has well well-documented understanding of the rugged computing industry and possesses a unique blend of experience and knowledge of the market and technology.

In July 2021, he took on the role as the new CEO of Handheld Scandinavia and successfully broadened Handheld’s footprint in the Nordic markets. Before joining Handheld, Thomas held several high-level management roles in industries such as mobile communication, retail, and business consulting.

“I am thrilled about taking on this new role at Handheld. We have many exciting new projects in the pipeline, and I am looking forward to continuing to drive on the momentum Handheld has built,” says Thomas Vallmar, Chief Executive 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 the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, and the USA.

About MilDef

MilDef is a global systems integrator and full-spectrum provider specializing in rugged IT for military, government and critical infrastructure sectors. MilDef provides hardware, software, and services that shield and protect critical information streams and systems, when and where the stakes are the highest. MilDef’s products are sold to more than 160 customers through MilDef’s subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the United States and Australia, and through partner networks in more than 30 countries. MilDef was founded in 1997 in Helsingborg, Sweden. MilDef Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2021. www.mildef.com

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