NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran business journalist Carmen Roberts joins Arne Frank, CEO and President AarhusKarlshamn AB [AAK] to discuss the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.
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Arne Frank has been CEO and President at AAK since 2010, in addition to being a member of the Board. A Swedish national born in 1958, he holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from The Institute of Technology at Linköping University.
From 1999 to 2008, Arne Frank was CEO of TAC, where he was also Chairman from January 2004. In July 2006, he took on an additional role as Executive Vice President Schneider Electric Building Automation Business Unit and member of the Schneider Electric Executive Committee.
Arne Frank worked as Senior Industrial Advisor at EQT from 2007 to 2010, advising the company during pre-acquisition phases within relevant industries. From 2008 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Board at Carl Zeiss Vision. In addition, he was acting CEO at Carl Zeiss Vision in Jan-Nov 2009. During this period, he was also a Board member at Nibe. Arne Frank has been Chairman of the Board at Contex from 2005 to 2013, where he became a Board member in 2004. In 2010, he became a Board member at Alfa Laval.
AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) is one of the world's leading producers of high value-added specialty vegetable fats. These fats are characterized by a high technological content. AAK´s products are ingredients, including alternatives to dairy fat and cocoa butter, trans free solutions, low saturated fats solutions, nutritious fats for infant formula, environmentally-friendly lubricants, and healthy skin care products.
AAK has production facilities in Denmark, Great Britain, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Uruguay and the US. The company is organized in three Business Areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate and Confectionery Fats and Technical Products & Feed. Further information on AAK can be found on the company's website www.aak.com.
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