Aluminium technology company Gränges, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has announced that Fredrik Spens will assume the role of president for Gränges Europe effective March 1, 2022. He will succeed Jörgen Rosengren, who has held the position on an interim basis. Spens will also become a member of the Group Management Team of Gränges.
Gränges is a global supplier of rolled aluminium products for heat exchanger applications and other niche markets. The company recently established a Powder Metallurgy business unit as part of its aim is to become a leader in the manufacture of custom Additive Manufacturing-grade aluminium powders for a range of applications.
“I am delighted to be able to welcome Fredrik as our new president for Gränges Europe,” stated Jörgen Rosengren, Gränges president and Chief Executive Officer. *“*His broad industrial background and experience from a variety of senior general management roles speak for themselves. He is also a very well-liked leader and respected colleague in our group, who embodies the Gränges values by being committed and action oriented.”
Spens is currently Managing Director of Gränges Finspång, a role he has held since late 2020. Prior to this, he was vice president for Sales and Marketing in Gränges Europe. Before joining Gränges in 2017, Spens was Head of Product Area Primary Products within Sandvik Materials Technology, the most recent of a series of senior positions at Sandvik. He also has a background at the consultancy firm BTS and holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Spens commented, “It is a privilege and a great honour to take on this role. We have a good starting position and many opportunities in Europe, but we also have much to prove. I am looking forward to engaging the whole European team to make and execute an ambitious plan for profitable growth.”