Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Quality

Paul Welander

Born: 1958

Birthplace: Sweden

Became Vice President of Engineering at Volvo Cars in 2009

Companies worked for: Svenska Hoechst AB

Professional experience:
2010 – 2011 Acting as Senior Vice President, Product Development, Volvo Cars 
2009 – 2010 Vice President Engineering, Volvo Cars
2005 – 2009 Senior Vice President, Quality and Customer Satisfaction, Volvo Cars
2001 – 2005 Vice President Body & Trim Engineering, Research & Development, Volvo Cars
2000 – 2001 Executive Vice President, Aftersales Business Unit, Volvo Cars of North America
1998 – 2000 Vice President, Aftersales and Technical Support, Volvo Cars of North America
1994 – 1998 Director Testing, Product and Process Engineering, Volvo Cars
1992 – 1994 Manager Materials Laboratory, Testing, Product and Process Engineering, Volvo Cars.
1990 – 1992 Group manager Surface Materials, Interior Development, Research and Development, Volvo Cars.
1988 – 1990 Project Leader, Materials Laboratory, Testing, Volvo Cars
1986 – 1988 Technical Support, Thermoplastics, Svenska Hoechst AB
1983 – 1986 Testing coordination, Testing, Volvo Cars, Testing Project Leader for various car development projects

Biography: Paul Welander moved to Volvo Cars in 1988, joining the Materials Laboratory. He worked there until 1994, when he became Test Manager. Mr Welander went on to become Aftermarket Manager for Volvo Cars, North America, before returning to Sweden in 2001.

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