Digital Metal AB, a subsidiary of the Sweden’s Höganäs Group, has appointed Christian Lönne as its new CEO. Lönne is expected to take up his position on October 8, 2019, with former CEO Ralf Carlström to take a new managerial position as leader of Höganäs’ investment in Metal Injection Moulding (MIM).
Lönne most recently worked for the accelerator Beyond in Lund, Sweden, where he held the position of head coach for large companies working with lean start-up methods and open innovation. He is said to offer many years of international experience from the corporate world, gained at companies including Sony Ericsson. Lönne has also held leading roles in the growth phase of companies in both digital technology and consumer products.
“Digital Metal is ready to take the next step in their development,” stated Fredrik Emilson, CEO of Höganäs. “In the future, we will invite other partners to accelerate technological development and increase our global presence. Christian, with his background and experience, is a perfect pilot in developing the business and building a stable commercial platform for Digital Metal.”
Christian Lönne, commented, “I look forward to my assignment at Digital Metal. It is a very exciting company with a high level of innovation and cutting-edge technology that has a fantastic potential to change industries. The combination of a dynamic start-up company and a stable owner like Höganäs I see as a success factor.”