Jeppesen previously served as President of SKF USA Inc. The new appointment is effective as of 1 February 2011.

SKF says that it is stepping up its activities in the region, shown by its recent acquisition of Lincoln Industrial. To support the continuing growth of the operating divisions in the area, SKF has formed a North American region.
 Poul Jeppesen has held several managerial positions in the areas of sales, marketing, product management and manufacturing since joining the company in 1982. He will continue to be based in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA.