12 November 2020
SweGaN’s chairman Andersson hands over to vice chair Franksson
SweGaN AB of Linköping, Sweden, which manufactures custom gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) epitaxial wafers (based on its unique QuanFINE growth technology) for telecom, satellite, defense and power electronics applications, says that its chairman Mats Andersson has stepped down, passing on the role to vice chair Agneta Franksson.
“As chairman, he [Andersson] brought a unique energy to the company and has been highly instrumental in SweGaN's rapid development over the past several years,” comments CEO & co-founder Olle Kordina. “Mats will continue to support SweGaN as an active shareholder, tapping his extensive network and expertise within Swedish and international telecoms,” he adds.
“Agneta joined the SweGaN board in early 2020 and brings significant board experience. With a strong background within board work, she is well positioned to further strengthen our direction,” he believes.
Franksson has an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and extensive experience from several CEO positions plus over 25 years’ experience in R&D, business development and sales. Since 2006, she has run her own management consulting company and has served on several boards of directors over the last 14 years. In addition, she is active in providing training at the Swedish Board Academy.
In September, SweGaN was named for the second year in a row to the Ny Teknik (New Technology) ‘33 List’ of Sweden’s most promising and innovative young companies, competing with 270 contenders. With what it says is rapidly increasing interest from customers in its patented QuanFINE growth technology, it expects significant volume orders in 2021.
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