Vidar Erlingsson appointed EVP of Software Solutions

Vidar Erlingsson

We are pleased to announce that Vidar Erlingsson has been appointed Executive Vice President of Software Solutions at Marel.

As EVP of Software Solutions, Vidar will be responsible for driving the global Software Solutions vision and strategy across the organization. That includes delivering on Marel’s ongoing commitment to become the digital partner of choice for our customers in the food processing industry. As introduced in the refined operating model, Software Solutions will become one of the seven business divisions reporting to Arni Sigurdsson, Chief Business Officer and deputy CEO.

Returning to Marel

Having been the Vice President of IT & Digital at Össur, a global orthopeadics company, since 2020, Vidar is returning to Marel where he has held various leadership roles throughout his career spanning over 20 years. Starting as an R&D engineer in Marel back in 2000, Vidar was instrumental in developing the Sensor X technology and played a key role in bringing the solution to commercial success. Before joining Össur, Viðar was EVP of Innovation and Engineering at Marel and is an experienced manager of innovative teams with a proven record of entrepreneurial leadership. Vidar has a M.Sc. degree in engineering from DTU in Denmark and a B.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iceland.

Arni Sigurdsson, Chief Business Officer and deputy CEO says: “I am very happy to welcome Vidar back to Marel. During his 20-year career at Marel, Vidar showed strong leadership in managing innovative teams and since joining Össur he has deepened his domain expertise in software. I am convinced that in this new role at Marel, he will successfully lead the Software Solutions team to achieve our digital vision for the future. Continuous development and positioning of our software solutions is a key driver of Marel’s ambitious vision and growth targets”.

I am very happy to welcome Vidar back to Marel.

Marel CSO

Arni Sigurdsson
Chief Business Officer and deputy CEO

Hjalti Thorarinsson, who has led Software Solutions for the last 5 years, will continue to support Marel in an advisory capacity during the transition. Marel would like to sincerely thank him for his valuable contribution over the years and strong commitment in driving our software and digital journey.



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