Swedish metal powder producer Höganäs AB recently surprised the Powder Metallurgy industry with the announcement that Alrik Danielson has resigned as President and CEO and that the Höganäs Board of Directors has appointed Melker Jernberg to be his successor. The change will take place in the autumn of 2014.
Danielson stated that Höganäs is an outstanding company and that together he and the board had achieved a lot, “However, there comes a point when it is time to hand over to the next person to lead the Group into the next exciting phase. I truly wish Melker the best of luck. I am convinced that Höganäs will be very successful also in the future.”
Melker’s current position is as Senior Vice President and manager of region EMEA at SSAB, an area of responsibility with an annual turnover of SEK 20 billion. Prior to SSAB he was manager of the bus division at Scania AB.
“We are very happy to have recruited Melker Jernberg to Höganäs,”, stated Staffan Bohman, Chairman of the Board. Melker has a solid career and brings with him relevant experience and competence. It is a loss that Alrik Danielson chooses to leave the company, but the Board greatly appreciates his contribution to Höganäs’ positive development during his period as CEO.”