Fredrik Arp appointed new President and CEO of Trelleborg
The Trelleborg AB Board of Directors has decided to appoint Fredrik Arp new
President and Chief Executive Officer of Trelleborg. Mr. Arp, who was formerly
Chief Executive Officer of the PLM Group, succeeds Kjell Nilsson, who recently
left the Trelleborg Group after nine years as President and CEO. Fredrik Arp
will assume his new position on February 8, 1999.
"We feel that Fredrik Arp's international experience and his existing
knowledge of the company makes him the right person to lead the Trelleborg
Group towards the challenges facing us," says Trelleborg's Chairman, Rune
Andersson, commenting on the appointment.
Fredrik Arp joins Trelleborg from the packaging company PLM where, as
President and Chief Executive Officer since 1995, and among other
achievements, he has expanded PLM's operations in Eastern Europe, at the same
time as the company's positions in the remainder of Europe have been
consolidated through the acquisition of additional operations.
Fredrik Arp has experience of a number of earlier assignments within the
Trelleborg Group. Most recently as Executive Vice President within Trelleborg
AB, with responsibility for the Group's Industrial Sector, and as Chairman of
Bröderna Edstrand. Prior to that, he was President of Boliden Kemi AB and also
served as President of the Group's Tires Division.
In the codetermination negotiations with employee representatives, which have
now been completed, the trade union organizations supported the new
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