In the Manufacturing Sector, Products and People Evolve

Pierre Mikaelsson is Transitioning to Chief Product Officer at ProGlove, while Vesa Kylmälä Takes on Delivery and Aftermarket at Coolbrook
Pierre Mikaelsson

1. Pierre Mikaelsson

Job From: Executive Vice President & Head of R&D at Nilfisk

Job To: Chief Product Officer at ProGlove

“I’m impressed with the simplicity in ProGlove’s solution. I look forward to emphasising the data value proposition and designing the next generation of wearable scanner solutions.”

Mikaelsson will take on the role of product creation at ProGlove, a Munich-based machinery manufacturer founded in 2014. ProGlove’s hardware and software products increase productivity and safety across warehousing, logistics, manufacturing and retail.

“Pierre not only has the technological and engineering skill set we were looking for but also brings the leadership experience we need to manage our internationally diverse team,” says Stefan Lampa, CEO of ProGlove. “This will be critical for driving innovation, meeting the needs of our global customers, and addressing the challenges of our complex industry.”

Mikaelsson previously worked at Kuka and ABB. He has a Master of Science degree from Chalmers University of Technology and also studied Mechanical Engineering at Mid Sweden University from 1992 to 1994. He is a Board Member at Fastems, a Tampere-based automation machinery manufacturer.

Vesa Kylmälä

2. Vesa Kylmälä

Job From: Managing Director at Fortum TGS

Job To: SVP, Delivery and Aftermarket at Coolbrook

Coolbrook is an engineering company focusing on the electrification and decarbonisation of heavy industry. 

“This is a unique opportunity to work with a great team and forerunner partners and customers to deliver the ground-breaking technology combining rocket science, turbomachinery and chemical engineering,” says Kylmälä. “I’m grateful for the chance to contribute to the clean new industrial era.”

Paul Jones

3. Paul Jones

Job From: Head of Emerging Technologgies & Global Innovation Labs at AstraZeneca

Job To: Immerse VP and Technology Strategist for Life Sciences at Immerse

Jones joins Immerse from pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca. Jones holds an MBA in Senior Leadership from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

“We are delighted to have Paul join at such an exciting time in the company’s journey,” says Founder and CEO Tom Symonds. “He is a true innovator in enterprise human skills and experiential learning.”

Ryan Burke

4. Ryan Burke

Job From: Chief Revenue Officer at Qatalog

Job To: Chief Revenue Officer at L2L 

Burke will lead go-to-market efforts for leading connected workers platform L2L. As CRO, Burke will leverage his experience in building successful sales teams and evolving go-to-market positioning to continue leading L2L down the path of record growth.

Rich Caplow

5. Rich Caplow

Job From: Vice President at PostProcess Technologies

Job To: Vice President of Product at L2L

Caplow is now L2L’s Vice President of Product. L2L supports manufacturers in their digital transformation.

“I'm happy to have joined L2L to help break new ground in transforming manufacturing operations with industry-leading solutions for the Connected Workforce,” he says. “It’s an awesome team with great products!”

Caplow has previously held product leadership positions at ThingWorx at PTC and Maximo at IBM.

Louis Esquerre-Pourtere

6. Louis Esquerre-Pourtere

Job From: System and Test Team Leader at Exotec

Job To: Head of Design at Exotec

Esquerre-Pourtere will support 170 engineers as they develop innovative robotics technology.

“It is with pride and gratitude that I take on my new responsibilities,” says Esquerre-Pourtere. “I appreciate the opportunity to work with such a talented team. I am confident that together we will continue to develop the level of excellence that characterises our innovations.”


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