Kemwell has announced the appointment of Mikael Ericson as the new CEO of their Swedish operations.

Mr Ericson, highly experienced in production, logistics and lean management, assumed responsibilities on 1 September, and will succeed Agneta Bergvall.

He has held various international management positions in large corporations in pharmaceutical and automotive industries, including AstraZeneca, Scania and Plastal Industri.

Mr Ericson achieved great productivity improvements every year, by introducing new ways of working and engaging people in process development, without losing focus on the customer.

Chairman of the board PerÅke Oldentoft said: "With his in-depth technical and business background, Mikael will be an excellent leader for taking the company to the next level together along with Kemwell’s experienced associates."