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Altechna announces Per Moller as new CEO
Altechna today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Per Moller as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 15th of March 2017, expecting Per to lead Altechna to further international growth and to build stronger ties and partnerships with our customers all over the world.
“We are delighted to announce Per Moller as a new CEO of Altechna. We hope that the combination of Per Moller’s extensive experience in business development and the technical and innovative expertise of our team will deliver best possible solutions to our customers and significantly grow the company” – commented Gintas Šlekys, Chairman of the Board.
Strong technical expertise and decades of experience are at the core to identify and solve complex problems for laser optics and provide custom solutions for company’s customers.
Per has previously served as the CEO in Denmark and the Baltic’s of EY, the global accountancy firm and brings with him an international experience of business management, strategy development, and sales. After leaving EY, Per actively engaged as an angel investor, providing seed funding and angel capital to early stage high-potential startup companies. In Lithuania, Per has co-founded Blue Lime Labs and Baltic Assist.
Altechna is a leading group of companies in the photonics industry owned by the founders and LitCapital. The Group consists of Altechna UAB, a producer and supplier of general optics, optoelectronics and laser accessories, and OPTIDA UAB, a producer of optical coatings and supplier of services in the optical technology field. The Group provides innovative solutions for academic and industrial customers. Altechna was founded in 1996 and it has been involved in R&D activities with local and international universities and R&D institutions since then. The Group serves a broad customer base and exports its products and solutions to more than 45 countries worldwide. Altechna attracted growth capital investment from LitCapital in 2013
LitCapital is an independent professional private equity fund management company based in Lithuania. LitCapital was founded in 2010 and currently, is managing an EUR 25 M size growth capital fund Litcapital I KŪB. The fund was established under the JEREMIE initiative in cooperation with European Investment Fund (EIF) and is aimed at investing in the expansion of private Lithuanian companies.