Sweden’s Höganäs AB has announced that Kennet Almkvist has been appointed to Senior Vice President Commercial at the metal powder company.
“Kennet will be an important contributor to Höganäs, the Commercial department and the management team with his long experience and knowledge in our business and technology,” stated Fredrik Emilson, Höganäs CEO.
Almkvist is reported to have held various executive positions at Bayer and H.C. Starck, mainly in commercial roles. Prior to joining Höganäs, Almkvist was Vice President Global Sales and Marketing for the Division Surface Technology and Advanced Ceramics Powder (STC) at H.C. Starck.
“Kennet has a great drive, team spirit and creativeness,” added Emilson. “He will be integral in forming Höganäs’ new and extended customer offering following the acquisitions of Metasphere Technology and STC.”
Höganäs also reported that Mark Braithwaite, currently the company’s Chief Financial Officer, will take on the role as President Business Area Automotive APAC as of March 1. Braithwaite has worked at Höganäs since 2003 and has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2014.