Peter Hahn has been appointed new Business Area President of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions as of January 1, 2018. He succeeds Claus Barsøe and will like his predecessor be a member of Group Management. Claus Barsøe will become EVP within Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, focusing on the transition to the new president and future business development.
Peter Hahn, born in 1958, has dual U.S. and German citizenship and is currently President Global Business Development including global head of the aerospace and automotive segments at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. He has held various senior positions in the business area since 2001; he headed on site the business area’s Americas operation and for a long time its European operation; the two operations combined constitute three-quarters of the business area’s sales. In addition, he has been responsible for the establishment of the global hubs for aerospace and automotive, a number of acquisitions and the business area’s expansion in Eastern Europe. Before joining Trelleborg, Peter worked in various senior management positions at 4M Technologies, Leybold and Degussa.
“We are very satisfied to be able to promote Peter. With his extensive international experience, he is a natural successor to the role and will continue to successfully lead the development of the business area. At Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, but also within the Group, Peter has long spearheaded the prioritized areas of making it easy for customers to do business with us, digitalization and the development of new technologies,” said Peter Nilsson, President and CEO of Trelleborg.
“It is with great confidence that I have accepted the assignment to lead the development of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. I am fully committed to this new responsibility and will be able to apply my experience from various parts of the business area and Group,” said Hahn.
Claus Barsøe has been Business Area President of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions since 2003. He has been a major asset and a main contributor in the successful development of the business area for almost 15 years.
“I want to extend my warm and heartfelt thanks to Claus. He has a fantastic ability to alternate between a visionary and operative management approach. With his sharpness of mind, he has successfully pursued innovations in customer relationships, the way we do business and business models. This has not only contributed to the market leading position of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions but also to a positive impact on the Group as a whole. Claus has been extremely loyal and provided personal support in many ways,” said Nilsson.