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Hans Persson new Operations Manager for Åkerströms Björbo AB

Hans Persson, new Operations Manager from August 2019
Hans Persson, new Operations Manager from August 2019

Hans Persson takes over as Operations Manager for Åkerströms Björbo AB as from August 2019.

Hans Persson is 49 years old, was born and raised in Björbo and now lives in Djurås with his wife and three children. For 28 years, Hans was employed at Hörnell International, now 3M, in Gagnef, where for many years he worked as a site manager and helped the company grow from 30 employees to a world leader in its field with 150 employees.
In recent years, Hans was responsible for production and process improvements through the Lean Six Sigma methodology, locally in the Nordics as well as internationally. He specialized in quality shortage costs, efficiency enhancements and time optimization in processes
and flows.

“It feels great and challenging to return to production development in a small and fast-paced team on my home turf,” says Persson. “My leadership style is people-centric, seeing that employees thrive, can think freely and take initiative on their own, and that through mutual trust we can develop as individuals and be an even better team.”

“We are very pleased that Hans, with his many years of leadership experience, solid knowledge and great social skills, is now part of our fantastic team,” says Anna Stiwne, CEO of Åkerströms. “Our company is very energetic and is growing. We’ve invested heavily in marketing and our profitability is better than ever. With Hans at the rudder we have the potential to double sales to about SEK 200 million in five to six years.”


For further information, please contact:

Anna Stiwne, CEO
+46 (0)70-244 77 16
anna.stiwne@akerstroms.se