(LR) Sven Öquist, Jerker Krabbe and Semir Pavlica. Image: TMAS
Jerker Krabbe started at Eton Systems – a leader in intelligent conveyor belt systems – as CEO six months ago and has more than 25 years of commercial, operational and international experience in several well-known companies such as Electrolux, Husqvarna, Gunnebo and Assa Abloy, and most recently as CEO of Sector Alarm.
“Eton Systems has implemented a number of growth and innovation strategies in recent years that have contributed to the company’s leading market position. After six months, I have finally got to grips with the complexity of the textile industry and am happy to be able to contribute my commercial experience to both Eton and the board of TMAS. I want to continue to broaden my knowledge in the textile industry, but also learn and share my experiences with the team, I say. Jerker Krabbe from Eton Systems.
“The textile machine industry is advancing rapidly on a digitalisation journey that I believe will benefit countries such as Sweden. There is a growing trend to return production back to developed countries and therefore a need for further automation. Here I believe that many members of TMAS can contribute and really benefit from the change. It will also become increasingly important to have an environmentally positive footprint and I think it is a huge opportunity for us as an association to work together, says Krabbe.
“This is an exciting role as Baldwin Technology continues to make inroads with its innovative non-contact spray technology for the textile processing industry. I am data driven, have an analytical mind and an eye for marketing, combined with a drive and enthusiasm to learn. I am happy to be able to contribute to improving the market exposure for all TMAS members and the targeted customer attitude that the association takes, I say. Semir Paclica from Baldwin Technology.
Pavlica has a master’s degree in finance and began his career at the SEB banking group before joining Baldwin Technology five years ago. He now leads the company’s process improvement and performance.
“We grew the company from being a small privately owned brand to becoming Volvo Cars’ third best-selling accessory globally. I think I can contribute a lot of what I learned on that trip to both Coloreel and the TMAS board. My job at Coloreel is to build a global sales team and structure with a local presence in several markets as the company continues to generate excitement in the industry with its immediate thread dyeing technology for more creative and sustainable embroidery, ”Sven Oquist at Coloreel.
Oquist joined Coloreel as Vice President of Sales in April this year. He has an international background with previous positions as CEO / CEO of a number of Swedish companies. He has also led the global sales team at Polestar, Volvo Cars’ electrified brand.
“I am pleased to welcome Jerker, Semir and Sven to TMAS ‘Board,” said TMAS Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson. “They will bring new perspectives and experiences and a whole new dynamic to the table.”
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