Melker Jernberg, who will join Höganäs as CEO during the autumn.
Melker Jernberg, who will join Höganäs as CEO during the autumn.

By Liz Nickels

“Höganäs is an outstanding company and we have achieved a lot together,” said Danielson. “But there comes a point when it is time to handover to the next person to lead the group into the next exciting phase.”

The Höganäs board of directors has elected Melker Jernberg as Danielson’s successor. Melker’s current position is as senior vice president and manager of region EMEA at SSAB, a leading producer of high strength steel, with an annual turnover of SEK 20 billion. Before that he was manager of the bus division at Scania AB.

“We are very happy to have recruited Melker Jernberg to Höganäs,” said 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.”

Good impression

“I have followed Höganäs from a distance during many years and I have been impressed by how well-run the company is,” said Jernberg. “It will be exciting to get to both the business and everyone who works at Höganäs."