Jon Alkhagen – whose extensive communications experience includes stints at Allgon and Ascom Wireless Solutions – has been appointed to helm both Lab.gruppen and its subsidiary Lake brand.
After graduating with an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University in 1996, Alkhagen went on to play influential roles with a number of global telecommunications companies, including Allgon, where he variously served as design engineer, project manager and overseer of R&D activity. Most recently, he was employed at Ascom Wireless Solutions, a company focused on ‘mission critical’ communications solutions.
Reflecting on his new appointment, Alkhagen commented: “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.”
Alkhagen is now based at the company’s headquarters in Kungsbacka, Sweden.