He succeeds Juha Pankakoski, who was appointed executive Vice President, Port Solutions in September 2023. 

In his role, Erixon will be responsible for Technology, Cyber Security, IT and Procurement. He will start at Konecranes on May 13, 2024, and will report to Konecranes’ President and CEO Anders Svensson. 

Erixon holds a MSc in Engineering Physics. Prior to joining Konecranes, he has worked almost 30 years at Scania in different roles within technology, research and development, and engineering, most recently as Scania’s Chief Technology Officer. 

“I am very pleased to welcome Claes Erixon to Konecranes. I am confident that with his extensive technology, R&D and automation experience, as well as strong leadership skills, Claes will have a positive contribution to Konecranes’ technology agenda while we aim to become the world leader in material handling solutions”, said Svensson.

"I am excited to join Konecranes, a technology leader in material handling. I look forward to joining Konecranes’ strong team and to be part of the continued successful journey to meet our customers’ future demands", said Erixon.