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The Permobil Group has announced that it has appointed Catharina Modahl Nilsson as its new Executive Vice President for Research & Development in an effort to drive innovation.

Catharina’s mission will be to focus on intensifying innovation, product development and cost position within Permobil’s mobility aids, such as powerchairs, manual wheelchairs, seating solutions and power assist devices.

She will also be responsible for the newly formed global Group Research and Development function.

Bengt Thorsson, Permobil CEO, commented: “We are delighted to have someone of Catharina’s calibre join Permobil. Catharina will be responsible for spearheading innovation across all product segments at Permobil.

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“Her appointment and the formation of a central research and development function is part of our business strategy to bring innovation to our users and operational excellence.”

Catharina joins Permobil following a long career from the Scania Group and most recently the Traton Group, where she has held various senior management positions within Research & Development as well as product and project management.

On starting her new role, Catharina said: “Permobil is synonymous with innovation. I am looking forward to bringing the next generation of products to market. My focus will be building synergies in R&D across the company and continuing our competitive advantage.”

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