Manufacturing: ESTER CODINA
CLUSTER PRESIDENT FOR NORTH AMERICA AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, ALFA LAVAL U.S. SALES CO., RICHMOND
Codina assumed her post at Alfa Laval on March 1, after serving as senior vice president of the Swedish component manufacturer’s U.S. service and marine divisions.
The London Business School alumna oversees North American operations for Alfa Laval, which credited Codina with streamlining operations, increasing customer satisfaction and creating double-digit growth in her previous three-year gig as senior vice president for its service and marine divisions.
Before joining Alfa Laval in 2019, she worked as managing director in Mexico for Sandvik Coromant, a Swedish maker of manufacturing tools and machining solutions. Before that, she held various positions for Sandvik Coromant in Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S.
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