Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Klaus Deller

Klaus Deller was elected Chairman of the Board of Dellner Couplers on Jan 1, 2023. He joined EQT Partners AB in 2019 as a Senior Industrial Advisor. Mr. Deller has many years of experience in leading large industrial companies. From 2009 to 2019, he served on the Board of Management at Knorr-Bremse AG; and was the Chief Executive Officer from 2015. In 2018, he made Knorr-Bremse AG public – one of the largest IPOs in Germany. From 2004 to 2009, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG. He began his career in 1991 at Robert Bosch GmbH, where he held various management positions until 2003, most recently as Executive Vice President.

Mr. Deller holds a degree as Diplom-Ingenieur in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart. He also graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in Chicago, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Nils Ketter

Nils Ketter has been a member of the board of Dellner Couplers since 2023. Mr. Ketter has been with EQT Partners since 2012. Previously, he worked for McKinsey & Company, where he served as an expert in operational and strategic projects for industrial clients and principal investors.

Mr. Ketter holds Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Systems Engineering from ETH Zurich and Ecole Centrale Paris. He earned his Master of Business Administration from London Business School.

Viveka Ekberg

Viveka Ekberg has been a member of the board of Dellner Couplers since 2019. She has long-standing experience in the financial sector, serving as CEO at PP Pension, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, and Associate Partner at Brummer & Partners, among others. Ms. Ekberg serves on various boards of directors and positions of trust in public and private companies, such as the boards of AutoStore Holdings Ltd, Lindab International AB, Apolea holding AB and Cubera Private Equity AS.

Viveka Ekberg holds a Master of Science in Accounting & Finance and International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, and has completed various advanced management training programs.

Andreas Knitter

Andreas Knitter has been a member of the Dellner Board since 2017. Until June 2017, he was Senior Vice President responsible for the European business of Alstom Transport S.A. in Paris.  Between 2008 and 2009, he worked as Head of EMEA at Foseco plc, a leading global supplier of foundry consumables and solutions. Today, Mr. Knitter is a board member in different industrial companies as well as in start-ups across Europe.

Andreas Knitter holds an Engineering Degree from RWTH Aachen, Germany, and a Master of Business Administration from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.

Mats Svensson

Board member Mats Svensson has been involved in the success of Dellner Couplers since 2008. Alongside his commitment to Dellner, Mr. Svensson is the chairman of the board of the braking system specialist Dellner Bubenzer Group and the residential construction company Fiskarhedenvillan AB. Since 2018, Mats Svensson has been a member of the board of the start-up Watersprint AB, which develops sustainable solutions for the use of drinking water. Previously, he was a member of the board of Knorr-Bremse AG and Axtone Group, among others.

Mats Svensson holds a Bachelor of Business and Administration from Lund University, Sweden.

Dellner Management

Peter Woxblom

Peter Woxblom was appointed President and CEO of Dellner in April 2023. He also holds the position Vice President of the Couplers business unit since 2020.

Prior to joining Dellner, Peter held the position as Managing Director for Bystronic Scandinavia AB and has over 16 years of experience from numerous high-quality industrial companies in the Nordics.

Peter has a Master of Science in Materials Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Thomas Leander

Thomas Leander was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dellner in June 2022. He is a financial expert with many years of leadership experience and a particular focus on driving growth strategies, innovation and transformation in the areas of production, sales, service and project business.

Thomas has been active in the multinational environment for many years. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President Finance and Strategic Business Unit CFO at Kalmar Mobile Solutions, a strategic business unit within the Cargotec Corporation and part of the Cargotec Group. Prior to that, Thomas filled numerous finance leadership roles at ABB, the energy and technology group, including in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt. From 2009 to 2020, Thomas was CFO of ABB Robotics at its headquarters in Zurich.

Thomas holds an engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration from Örebro University School of Business.

Stephan Weng

Stephan Weng started working at Dellner in 2023 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Dellner, Stephan was the owner of Automotive Best Practice Consulting in Germany. Previously he held position of the Chairman of the Executive Board at Magna/GETRAG Powertrain GmbH. Stephan has many years of experience as a member of different executive boards as well as in managerial positions at various companies around the world.

Stephan graduated with a Phd in Mechanical Engineering (finite element programming and simulation) from the Ruhr University Bochum. Simultaneously, he graduated in Industrial Engineering and Business. Previously, Stephan also attained an MA in Mechanical Engineering from Bochum in association with the University of Sheffield.

Jeanette Eriksson

Our Global Director Jeanette Eriksson leads the department  Quality, Customer Service and PMO located at our headquarters in Falun, Sweden. Before starting at Dellner in 2016, she was Director Supplier Quality at Xylem Europe GmbH in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Previously, Jeanette Eriksson worked at Nordem Machinery as a Strategic Buyer and at Ericsson Microelectronics as a Supplier Quality Engineer.

Jeanette holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Kalmar University, Sweden.

Fredric Håkansson

Fredric has a degree in Economics from Malmö Folkhögskola in Malmö, Sweden.

Susanne Löfås-Hällman

Susanne Löfås- Hällman is passionate about business, culture and people development. She joined Dellner in 2012, where she has since been Head of Human Resources Management and Communications. From 2001 to 2012, she was responsible for Human Resources Management across the group at Swedish retail chain Clas Ohlson. Before that, she was Head of Human Resources at Würth Sweden.

Susanne holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Gävle University.