O’Connell served as CEO and president of the Camfil Group for 12 years from 2001 to 2013. For the last three years, he has worked as a senior executive advisor for the Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) organization.

Magnus Yngen, the current president and CEO of the Camfil Group, has completed his three-year assignment with the company and will be leaving effective 1 January 2017 to focus on external engagements.
 
“I am looking forward to my return. My goal is to continue building the business, maintaining our global leadership position and remaining our customers’ first choice,” said O’Connell.
 
“We are grateful that Magnus accepted the CEO position for the three-year period and appreciate the leadership he has provided. His contributions have added significant value to the Camfil Group,” said Jan Eric Larson, executive chairman of Camfil Group board.
 
“I am very happy I decided to accept the CEO position at Camfil, even if it was for a limited period of time. What makes Camfil a unique company is the great story is has to tell. It is not only a company selling a product – it is a company contributing to a better life for people all around the world by providing clean air,” said Yngen.