Tomra North America names new president

SHELTON, Conn. — Tomra of North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tomra Systems ASA and leading global provider of advanced recycling solutions, today announced the appointment of Harald Henriksen as the new president and CEO of Tomra of North America. Henriksen, who joined Tomra ASA in 2004, previously served as SVP technology based in Norway.

As president Henriksen will be focusing on continuing Tomra’s growth in all lines of the business, including sensor-based and sorting solutions such as reverse vending machines, balers, compactors, and processing technologies, all of which aid in resource recovery and resource optimization.

In his previous role as global SVP technology, Henriksen was responsible for the company’s research and development, operations, production and project management. Together with the CEO, he also led the collection technology business unit. In another key role, he established and ran TOMRA’s sales, sourcing and production in China.

Prior to joining Tomra, Henriksen served as a VP BU Tactical Radio at Kongsberg Defence Communications; as a VP product management and VP for research and development at Kongsberg Ericsson Communications; and as a project manager and department manager at NFT-Ericsson. Earlier in his career, he worked in engineering roles at Elektrisk Bureau, Norsk Data and NDRE.

Henriksen, 48, graduated from University of Salford, in Manchester, UK, where he earned a BSc with Honors in Electronics.