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RealTruck Appoints Carl-Martin Lindahl CEO

RealTruck Appoints Carl-Martin Lindahl CEO | THE SHOPRealTruck, the manufacturer and online retailer of aftermarket truck parts and accessories, has appointed Carl-Martin Lindahl as CEO, the company announced.

Effective Nov. 28, Lindahl will replace long-serving CEO, Bill Reminder, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

“Carl-Martin has an impressive background leading multi-channel manufacturing brands, and a proven track record of successfully building world class organizations and teams through the use of technology and innovation,” said Marc Magliacano, chairman of RealTruck’s Board of Directors and a managing partner at L Catterton. “We thank Bill for his nearly two decades of service to the company and we are thrilled to welcome Carl-Martin to the RealTruck family. We are confident that Carl-Martin has the experience and strategic vision to build upon RealTruck’s legacy of industry leadership and success to further expand and grow our superior brand, product and distribution platform globally.”

Lindahl joins RealTruck after four years as CEO of SVP Worldwide, a consumer sewing machine company which sells under the SINGER, HUSQVARNA VIKING, and PFAFF brands. Prior to SVP Worldwide, Lindahl led KitchenAid, a wholly owned, independently run subsidiary of the Whirlpool Corporation and was Vice President overseeing products, brands, and engineering for Whirlpool in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He joined Whirlpool as Vice President overseeing corporate strategy, business development and innovation in 2012 and led acquisitions in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Earlier in his career, Lindahl held roles at McKinsey & Company as well as Nestlé.

“As a lifelong automotive enthusiast, I’m excited to join the RealTruck team as they continue to scale the incredibly strong portfolio of industry leading products, brands, and services. I look forward to working with the company’s retail, distribution, and OEM partners to find new and innovative ways to inspire more truck owners to transform their trucks with our purpose-built accessories designed for life’s adventures,” said Lindahl.

Lindahl is also a member of two boards, America Needs You, a non-profit organization and Fiskars Corporation, where he serves as a director.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the associate editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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