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 senior vice president of technology based in Norway.
TOMRA of North America makes a reverse vending machine for recycling containers.
As president of TOMRA of North America, based in Shelton, Conn., 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.
“TOMRA is on the leading edge of helping industries optimize their productivity by facilitating the reduction of waste and reuse of natural resources. This approach, which many successful industries are now embracing, is good for the environment and good for business,” said Henriksen in a prepared statement. ”TOMRA has been developing tools to reuse and recycle for four decades, and the marketplace for these technologies has never been stronger. We are energized to be a leader in this resource revolution.”
In his previous role as global senior vice president of 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 vice president BU Tactical Radio at Kongsberg Defence Communications; as a vice president product management and vice president 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.