Christiansen joined the company in 2004 as its chief operating officer and a member of its executive committee. In May 2007, he was promoted to vice-CEO. Clausen is the eldest son of Danfoss founder Mads Clausen, an engineer who established the company in 1933 in his parent’s attic in Nordborg, Denmark.
An industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, Ackerberg most recently served as president of Global Workspace Tools for ACCO Brands Inc. He held senior roles in Kohler, Eveready-Energizer, Emerson Electric and Robert Bosch Corp.