April 19, 2012 -- Pure-play micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) foundry Silex Microsystems named Fredrik Jönsson, CEO of Beijer Electronics, to its Board of Directors. Beijer Electronics provides industrial automation and data communications solutions.
Jönsson brings “extensive manufacturing experience” to the Silex Board, said Lennart Jacobsson, Chairman of the Board for Silex Microsystems. He has also brought companies into new markets, which could yield “valuable perspective” in Silex’s future.
Jönsson began his career with SKF Group, bearings and bearing-related systems supplier, establishing SKF’s business in Indochina and Vietnam. In 1997, he joined FlexLink as CEO and led the company through seven acquisitions and increased worldwide presence from 12 to 21 countries. In 2006, he became CEO of Crawford Group AB, and in 2008 assumed his current role as CEO of Beijer Electronics.
Jönsson received his master of science in engineering from Chalmers University and also sits on the board of Perten Instruments AB.
Silex Microsystems delivers MEMS-based solutions for intergration with end-user products in the field of biomedicine, biotechnology, and telecommunications.