Meet Torbjörn Persson
Regional Manager, Nordic Sales Region
“I love working so close to the customer. It has been an exciting challenge to create new applications with which we can develop new markets. Internally, one has to be a diplomat in order to achieve the greatest synergy with other parts of the JBT FoodTech organization. Externally, one is an ambassador for the company, as well as an evangelist for the potential that our expertise can help customers to fulfill.”
In the part of the company that is devoted to the "fresher than fresh" gospel of chilled and frozen food, Torbjörn Persson fits in perfectly. Torbjörn joined us in 1991 as an Engineer, when our company was still Frigoscandia Equipment. Though he was an experienced Engineer, he wanted more exposure to the sales and marketing side of business. He began as a Designer in the Product Development department before moving into a Sales Applications role. By 1999, he was managing the Applications department and later he was promoted to Product Manager for Freezer equipment.
In 2002, Torbjörn and his family moved to the USA, where his assignment was to put new life into the North American sales of Frigoscandia Equipment solutions. This exciting career move gave Torbjörn a tremendous boost. Even though he enjoyed the opportunity to live in a completely different culture, Torbjörn eventually brought his family home to Sweden a few years later. Today, he is the Regional Manager for our Nordic Sales Region.