It is time for you all to meet yet another member of the Fors MW, Stefan Forsman. Below Stefan tells about his thoughts about his work position at Fors MW but also how it feels to be beaten by his son in football.
My name is Stefan Forsman and I´m the quite new Aftermarket Manager at Fors MW. My previous employment was at Väderstad Verken and their sparepart and aftermarket dep. but before that I have worked almost 20 years as a mechanical design engineer for a couple of different companies such as Dometic , Electrolux and SAAB Aircraft. So my main employments has been related to product development and design.
My interest and switch over to agriculture and forestry products depends quite a lot on my background and growth. I was born and raised on a farm 80 km west of Norrköping outside a small town called Motala. I have until year 2002 parallel with my job as engineer run the farm together with my family. The farm consisted of approximatlely 400 Acre pure grain production. This means that I have lived and worked most of my life with similar products and customers that I get in contact with during my work at Fors MW which feels good and a bit like "coming home". I hope I will benefit from that when entering this interesting position at Fors MW.
My thoughts about my coming work at Farma Norden is very focused on the customers. I think that the best way to keep the good sales is that we can keep giving the customers a good and fast service. I know the importance of getting the parts to the customers fast as their work often depends on external conditions such as weather. If we can keep the high level of service and support at the aftermarket the customers will feel confidence for us and come back and do new business in the future. I will also try to increase the feedback from aftermarket to the factory so that we together can work towards our common goals and keep Fors MW´s good position on the market.
On the private side I´m married to Cissi since 12 years back and together we have two boys Ludvig 12 years and Norton 9 years old. We are all big fan´s of football and the most of our free time in the summer we spend together with the boys when they are playing. I´m also coach and trainer for Ludvig´s team since he and his friend started playing. It has been a great journey to follow them through the years. Unfortunately Ludvig is becoming to fast and technical for his old father so nowadays I need to use unfair methods to stop him when we play together. But on the other hand nothing beats kilos when it comes to play rough football. Also Norton are a great fan of playing but him I still manage to keep behind for a couple of years I hope.
Another great interest of mine wich I share with my wife Cissi is motorcycles, and especially English ones. Together with my father I have a small collection of old English bikes such as Triumph, Matchless and BSA. And when time allows we like to go for a ride on them in the countryside around Motala in the autumn and winter.
I enjoy hunting and spending time in the nature. Once or twice a year the whole family use to go skiing up north in Sweden. This is always a much longed for vacation during the long and dark winter and also a good opportunity for the family to do something together that we all like.
This was all for now and I´m looking forward to meet you all during our future cooperation in Fors MW!