NEWMARKET, Ontario— AirBoss of America Corp. has added a new C-Suite executive to its management team, someone who has a background in two of the Newmarket-based firm's key markets.
Mikael Fryklund was appointed to the role of executive vice president and chief strategy officer on Feb. 5.
Fryklund is a familiar face both in the custom mixing world as the former CEO of top mixer Hexpol A.B. out of Sweden and as a former executive of Trelleborg A.B., where he was involved in the firm's noise, vibration and harshness division.
"Mikael Fryklund has extensive knowledge of the global rubber business, and we believe he will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing the overall strategic direction of the company," Chris Bitsakakis, president and co-CEO of AirBoss, said in a statement. "His three decades of experience in related industries, including 25 years in senior managerial and executive roles for rubber and plastic manufacturers, will be invaluable in developing, executing and sustaining our strategic initiatives."
Airboss said Fryklund helped drive significant growth in non-automotive NVH products during his time at Trelleborg. Fryklund spent 15 years with the Swedish rubber product maker, and was business area president of Trelleborg Industrial Solutions since its creation in 2012 until he left the company in early 2017.