Global testing company Exova has appointed Mats Persson as Managing Director for its measurement and calibration business, Exova Metech, and Ola Johansson as Managing Director for its Exova Materials Technology (EMT) business, both based in Linköping, Sweden.

Mats has had a long and successful ten-year career with Exova Metech as Head of Sales and Marketing and, more recently, as General Manager for Sweden and Finland. Prior to this he was CEO and owner of a business within the specialist surface treatment industry. This promotion sees Mats reporting directly to John Willox, Group Managing Director, Products Division.

Ola brings a wealth of experience gained over 20 years in the energy sector with leading high technology global companies. Most recently he spent 15 years with Siemens in senior roles including Director of Product Management and Director of Global Technology during which time he was responsible for operations across parts of Europe, India, US and the United Kingdom. Ola will report to Paul Barry, Group Managing Director, Industries Division.

Ian El-Mokadem, Chief Executive Officer at Exova said: “These appointments demonstrate our ongoing commitment to strengthen our leadership across the global Group. With a combined experience of over 40 years, Mats and Ola will offer their teams and customers a high level of technical knowledge gained at the forefront of their respective industries.”