Dyson has appointed Roland Krueger as its new CEO, effective immediately. Krueger succeeds Jim Rowan who, after almost eight years with Dyson, has decided to step down.
Krueger joined Dyson as global president of automotive and executive director in April 2019 and was appointed chief operation officer of Dyson in October 2019. He has extensive automotive and international experience and came from Infiniti Motor Company, which is part of the Nissan Group of Companies, of which he was chairman and global president. Prior, he held a variety of senior roles with BMW, smart, and Mitsubishi.
James Dyson, founder and chief engineer of Dyson, said, “The world is going through a most turbulent period in its history, posing unprecedented challenges. Dyson people are responding valiantly and I am grateful for all their efforts. I can think of no one better than Roland to assume leadership, grow Dyson’s ambitions in new products, and transform the way we support our owners. Roland’s engineering background in the complex world of car development, manufacture and marketing, combined with his knowledge of Dyson research and development and global operations, make him very well qualified to lead Dyson. I am very grateful to Jim for his hard work during the last seven years.”