Höganäs says that it has appointed Kennet Almkvist as senior vice president of commercial. Mark Braithwaite, current CFO, will take on the role of president business area of automotive APAC.

Kennet has held various executive positions at Bayer and H.C. Starck, mainly in commercial roles. For the past couple of years Kennet has been vice president global sales and marketing for the division surface technology and advanced ceramics powder (STC) at H.C. Starck.

‘Kennet will be an important contributor to Höganäs, the commercial department and the management team with his long experience and knowledge in our business and technology,’ said Fredrik Emilson, CEO. ‘He will be integral in forming Höganäs’ new and extended customer offering following the acquisitions of Metasphere Technology and STC.’

Mark Braithwaite has worked at Höganäs since 2003 and been the company’s chief financial officer since 2014. 

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