New CEO at Ålö

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The board of directors and owners of Ålö are pleased to announce that Mr. Leif Thorwaldsson has accepted the position as CEO of Ålö. Mr. Thorwaldsson has a broad and international experience as CEO of PartnerTech, a publicly traded company within contract manufacturing, COO of Swedwood, the in-house supplier of wooden furniture to IKEA with 19,000 employees at 44 factories in 11 countries, CEO of CPT Group, and Division president at Cardo Door.

During the period in which Deputy CEO Niklas Åström has been acting CEO, Ålö has shown a positive development, with strong growth and improved profitability in a challenging market environment.

“We see many opportunities for further growth and for developing more efficient and responsive operations at Ålö. We are delighted to have Leif join Ålö as CEO. He has an impressive track record and I believe he has the ideal back-ground and experience to elevate and complement the management team at Ålö” says Erik Thorsen, Chairman of the Board.

Going forward, Mr. Thorwaldsson and Mr. Åström will represent a strong leader team with complementary background and competence within global manufacturing, supply chain efficiency, R&D, sales and marketing.

Mr. Thorwaldsson will join Ålö on November 1st 2015

“In Ålö I see a company with leading products, a global footprint and an impressive track record. I look forward to join Ålö and work together with Niklas and the entire team to develop Ålö to its full potential” says Mr. Thorwaldsson


Umeå 2015-08-31
Erik Thorsen
Chairman of the Board
Ålö Group



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