(Kitchener – Nov 2011) Lab.gruppen is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Managing Director, Jon Alkhagen, who joined the Swedish pro-audio manufacturer just last month. Jon brings a serious pedigree in high-end technology manufacturing to the role, which will see him lead both Lab.gruppen and its subsidiary Lake brand into a new era.
Jon joins the business at an important time of growth and development, with Lab.gruppen having recently launched their much anticipated new 1U install-centric amplifier platform E Series, a departure from their renowned success in high-power 2U touring amplification products; as well as continuing to develop standalone products under sister brand Lake, with the recent introduction of the LM 44 Digital Audio System Processor following on from the launch of the LM 26 in 2009.
After graduating with an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University in 1996, Jon was critical to the success and overall development of a number of global telecommunications companies such as Allgon, where among other roles, he was design engineer and project manager and managed the R&D activity for a company which went on to claim a 40 per cent market share. Most recently, he was employed at Ascom Wireless Solutions, a company focused on ‘mission critical communications solutions’. As part of his success at this company, he was integral to the systems integration with other branches in over 10 countries worldwide.
Clearly enthused at the new development in his career, Jon said: “Lab.gruppen is a brand that is known throughout the world for its superior design and build quality in all of its products, and the brand itself and the history behind it are part of the reason this position was so attractive to me. Likewise the Lake name has become synonymous with the cutting edge of digital audio processing in the touring and live sound arena, carrying with it peerless credentials and impressive brand loyalty.
“While we have a huge opportunity and improvement potential in our operations, it is clear to me that we have the individuals and the right knowledge in place to allow Lab.gruppen and Lake to grow into true market leaders that are both highly profitable and streamlined. I am proud to be joining the business and look forward to working more closely with my colleagues in Sweden and across the world.”
Anders Fauerskov, CEO of parent company TC Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jon as Managing Director of Lab.gruppen. His vast experience in technology manufacturing is the perfect match for a company that is at the fore front of its field, and as we move forward, I’m convinced his leadership and vision will prove to be instrumental to that ongoing success.”
Jon is now based at the company’s headquarters in Kungsbacka, Sweden.
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