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Seco Tools appoints new president and CEO: Fredrik Vejgården

Fagersta, Sweden – As of January 1, 2019, Seco Tools welcomes Fredrik Vejgården as president and CEO. In this role, Vejgården will continue to drive and develop a successful and world leading business, driven by strong values: passion for customers, a family spirit and personal commitment.

“I believe in transparency and focus, and I always work to act in that way. I strive for an organization where everyone knows what is important for the business, here and now as well as in the future”, says Fredrik Vejgården, President and CEO of Seco. “By engaging everybody, I am convinced that we can develop Seco further and become an even stronger force within the metal cutting industry, ensuring that we deliver sustainable solutions for customers all over the world”.

Since 2015, Fredrik has been Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Sandvik Machining Solutions (SMS), where he has been driving the development of the SMS strategy and building the foundation for the new digital division within SMS. Prior to that, he worked at Luvata for 10 years, where he held different executive positions responsible for business operations in UK, Americas and China. Fredrik also has a background as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company with focus on operational topics such as LEAN manufacturing and procurement.

Fredrik holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Management and Engineering from Linköping University (Sweden) and has studied international business and computer studies at Sydney University (Australia).

Headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden and present in more than 75 countries, Seco Tools is a leading global provider of metal cutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding. For more than 80 years, the company has provided the technologies, processes and support that manufacturers depend on for maximum productivity and profitability. For more information on how Seco’s innovative products and expert services bring success to manufacturers across all industry segments, please visit www.secotools.com.