Hans Pettersson has been appointed president and chief executive of the MacGregor Group, based in the company’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Pettersson succeeds Anders Jagraeus who was President and CEO of the Group since 1997. Mr Jagraeus will pursue other interests outside the MacGREGOR Group.

Hans Pettersson joined MacGregor in 2001 as general manager of the cranes division. He has played a key part in steering the out-sourcing of MacGregor’s crane production to China.