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Hilding Anders Appoints CEO

Anders Pettersson has been appointed CEO and member of the board at Hilding Anders, a provider of beds and mattresses and an Arle Capital Partners portfolio company. Pettersson takes over from Gunnar Johansson who joined in May 2011 as interim CEO. Johansson will remain on the board as a non-executive director.

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Anders Pettersson has been appointed CEO and member of the Board at Hilding Anders, Europe’s largest provider of beds and mattresses. Mr Pettersson takes over from Gunnar Johansson who joined in May 2011 as interim CEO. Mr Johansson will remain on the board as a non-executive director.
A Swedish national, Mr Pettersson is an experienced and proven international business leader with a successful track record in durable consumer and branded goods companies. “I am delighted that Anders Pettersson has agreed to join Hilding Anders”, said Fredrik Arp. “I have known him well for many years. He is a strong and inspiring leader. I am confident that Anders is the right person to lead the business into a new phase of growth and continue the global development of the company.”
Anders Pettersson added: “I am delighted to be returning to a Swedish company and to join Hilding Anders. I believe this is a business with excellent future potential. The company has respected brands, strong market positions and a credible strategic plan in place. Our focus will be to accelerate sales growth and build a more resilient business that responds quickly to changes in our business environment.”