Ramirent appoints former Veidekke executive as Sweden manager

By Murray Pollok08 January 2013

Erik Alteryd, senior vice president Ramirent Sweden and Denmark.

Erik Alteryd, senior vice president Ramirent Sweden and Denmark.

Ramirent has appointed former Veidekke and Skanska manager Erik Alteryd as senior vice president Ramirent Sweden and managing director of Ramirent AB, which is Ramirent’s Swedish subsidiary.

Mr Alteryd, who will also be a member of the Ramirent Group management team, will take up his new role by July 2013 at the latest. He succeeds Peter Dahlsten who left the company last October to pursue other interests.

He joins Ramirent from Scandinavian contractor Veidekke where he most recently managing director of Veidekke Entreprenad, Veidekke’s Swedish contracting business. Before that he was Veidekke’s regional manager construction for Stockholm. Between 1989 and 2003 he held various management positions at Skanska Group.

Ramirent AB is the second largest machinery rental company in Sweden with annual net sales of €183 million in 2011, operating 84 branches throughout the country.

Magnus Rosén, president and CEO, Ramirent Group, said; “I am very pleased to welcome Erik into the Ramirent Group management team. He brings deep construction industry knowledge to his new role, gained from years on the other side of the procurement table, which will be instantly applied toward even better catering for the needs of our customers”.

As a consequence of the appointment, Ramirent Sweden’s headquarters will move from Gothenburg to Stockholm where Mr Alteryd will be based.

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