Handheld Europe AB, a supplier of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers on the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets, has appointed Carsten Billeschou as its new managing director.
Handheld Europe is a subsidiary of the Handheld Group, the Swedish headquartered manufacturer and supplier of rugged PDAs and mobile computers. As the new managing director of Handheld Europe, Billeschou will be responsible for Handheld’s operations on the EMEA market, an important market where Handheld has a strong footprint and a large market share.
Billeschou brings experience from an international industrial management. Prior to joining Handheld, Carsten held managing director positions in the Promens, Binar and KMT groups, as well as holding positions for United Nations (UNDP), SAAB Automobile, Business Sweden and his own management consulting firm.
“We are happy to have Carsten joining our strong and focused management team,” said Jerker Hellström, CEO, Handheld Group. “We have an interesting year ahead of us with, with attractive products and expected growth, which will require a strong, sales-focused organization to support our resellers. With his wealth of experience from international organizations and exporting companies, Carsten fits right in.”
“It is a great pleasure and privilege to join Handheld, I am truly looking forward to the challenge of expanding the market-footprint and market shares on the EMEA markets,” said Carsten Billeschou. “Competition in today’s market place is fierce, but with the innovative, professional and market-oriented approach from the Handheld team worldwide, I feel confident that we will succeed in growing the business significantly moving forward.”
Carsten Billeschou has already started working in the Handheld organisation and takes up his position as MD on 1 January 2014. He will be based at Handheld’s headquarters in Lidköping, Sweden.