Scanreco appoints new President and CEO 

2020-03-26

Scanreco founders and owners Björn Askestig (left) and Kaj Johansson (right) together with appointed President and CEO Peter Lageson.

The owners and board of Scanreco are happy to announce that as of April 1, Peter Lageson, currently member of the board of Scanreco, becomes President and CEO of the Scanreco Group. Peter has extensive experience from several leadership positions within the high-tech industry and in fast growing mid-size corporations. He will lead the continued growth and internationalisation of Scanreco. Co-founder, board member and current CEO, Kaj Johansson, will remain in the company and will assume the role of Vice President, Product Management as well as deputy chairman of the board. 

Scanreco has grown successfully over several years and we are since long established as the leading provider of professional remote control solutions for the most demanding industries, where safety and reliability are absolutely crucial. The owners and the board are committed to continue the positive development of the company by supporting the success of our customers and pursuing new geographies and segments. 

Börje Forsberg, Chairman of the Board of Scanreco: 
“We are happy and proud that Peter Lageson has accepted to become President and CEO of the Scanreco group. Peter has been a member of the board of Scanreco since 2014 and possesses the qualities that we consider are needed to successfully take Scanreco to yet another level. He has a solid industry experience from working with advanced industrial OEMs, controllers, and display platforms, as well as experience from software and sensor companies. He has a truly visionary approach, a drive to implement change and a strong focus on growth.” 

Peter Lageson, appointed President and CEO of Scanreco AB:
“I’m delighted and honoured to be appointed President and CEO of the Scanreco group and to work closely together with the founders and owners Kaj and Björn as well as the big Scanreco team. Given its unique technology, customer focus and leadership position, Scanreco has the ability to continue to grow and to provide next generation remote control solutions for highly demanding industries. Connectivity, machine learning and outstanding human machine interaction are natural themes for Scanreco in developing our solutions further. I know the Scanreco people from several years as a board member, and I am really looking forward to work closer together with the team and to take Scanreco forward. But first we must take Scanreco through the situation we are facing relating to Covid-19.”    

Peter Lageson has a background as CEO of several fast-growing mid-size high-tech companies including CrossControl, Nilar and Senseair. Peter holds an MSc in industrial- and management engineering as well as a licentiate of philosophy in industrial marketing. 

Founders and owners Kaj Johansson and Björn Askestig both remain in the company. Kaj as Vice President Product Management and Björn as Vice President Business Development.