Volvo CE names Patrik Lundblad SVP for technology
Volvo Construction Equipment appoints experienced engineer and procurement chief as tech head
Volvo Construction Equipment has appointed Patrik Lundblad (46) as its senior VP for technology, to lead the development and delivery of Volvo CE’s global technology strategy – reporting to Volvo CE president Martin Weissburg as part of the executive management team – effective 1 November.
Lundblad has worked for the Volvo Group for 15 years, most recently as senior VP of Volvo Group Purchasing, but has, over his career, held a number of senior roles in the automotive industry.
He began his career as a software developer before initially joined the Volvo Group as a graduate trainee in 1994 – where he spent the next six years – ultimately became the manager of the global electrical engineering department.
After taking up senior roles with both Saab and General Motors automotive brands, Lundblad then re-joined the Volvo Group in 2007, holding senior roles in the sourcing and procurement department.
A Swedish national, Patrik holds a Master’s of Science degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, and an MBA from the Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law.