Lars-Gunnar Nilsson succeeds Michael Åkesson as CEO of PanLink from November 5th 2018.
Michael Åkesson has been CEO and President of PanLink since 2008 and is now retiring. He has successfully led the company through a strong period of growth and profitability during his 10 years with PanLink. We thank Michael for his dedication and leadership over the years and wish him well in his retirement.
We are taking the next step in the PanLink journey by bringing in a person with a strong international, industrial experience both from within and outside the contract manufacturing industry. Lars-Gunnar is driven by a genuine interest in customer relationships and has proven leadership skills.
Lars-Gunnar says “PanLink has shown strong performance over the last decade and I am excited to join the team. I am committed to continue the development of the organization and deliver the best customer experience.”
Mikael Jonson, Chairman of the Board, adds “I feel confident that Lars-Gunnar’s interest in our customers and their business will help PanLink to continue its successful journey.”
Lars-Gunnar joins PanLink from a position as General Manager EMEA of Textron GSE, a global manufacturer in Ground Support Equipment and CEO of Safeaero i Trelleborg AB, a Swedish manufacturer of aircraft deicing solutions acquired by Textron in 2016. Under Lars-Gunnar’s leadership, the company developed from being a leading European player to a major global player. Prior to that, Lars-Gunnar has held several management positions at PartnerTech.
We welcome Lars-Gunnar and look forward to supporting him in the next phase of our growth and success and extend our gratitude and best wishes to Michael Åkesson, says Mikael Jonson, Chairman of the Board, PanLink AB