Handheld Group Strengthens Product Management

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TheHandheld Group, a rapidly growing manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, strengthens its product management department with two new appointments: Johan Hed is the companys new Director Product Management and joins Handhelds management team, while Johan Stterman is appointed Handhelds new Product Manager. The new appointments are part of Handhelds increased focus on product development and product management.


Johan Hed, Handhelds former product manager, is now Director Product Management and member of Handhelds management group, a step in Handhelds increased focus on product development and product management. As Director Product Management, he will be responsible for overseeing the companys product strategy, product vision, and process of product developments. Johan will work closely with the management team and product managers to maintain and develop the product portfolio and life cycle.


Handheld Rugged Mobile Computers

Johan Hed has been with Handheld since January 2011 and is also a graduate of Handhelds successful management trainee program. He has managed business development focused in the US as well as the APAC region. Johan has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lamar University, Texas, USA, and a Master of Science in International Business and Trade from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden).


JohanStterman, now new Product manager,joined the Handheld International Management Trainee Program in January 2014. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Linnaeus University in southern Sweden and a Master in International Business from Grenoble Business School. Johan Sttermans academic merits also include business studies at Korea University in Seoul and as well as a degree project in Dar el salaam, Tanzania. He has previously worked as Purchasing Manager/Sales Manager at machinery manufacturer Swepac International.


Johan Sttermans responsibilities include product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements and defining the product vision. The role also includes ensuring that the Handhelds product line-up supports the companys overall strategy and goals.


These two new appointments are proof of our commitment and increased focus on product development, said Jerker Hellstrm, CEO Handheld Group. Our rapid growth and increasing demands from customers means that we must offer the market ever-improved mobile computers, which in turn requires a total commitment to product design, development, support and management. The strengthening of our product management department shall be seen in this light, as fully instrumental to the companys success.


Handhelds line-up of rugged PDAs and mobile computers is specifically developed for use in tough environments in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, mining, field service, utilities, maintenance, public safety, military, and security.

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