Meet our experts
Plastteknik Nordic 2021 is privileged to have the support, expertise, and connections offered by our Nordic Advisory Board – made up of individuals representing business, the development and future of plastic. You can get to know this inspiring group of people and reading their stories below.
President Svensk Plastindustrisförening (SPIF)
I have a Ph.D in Chemical Technology (specialization in plastics). I have worked as Senior Scientist at ABB Corporate Research and Senior Development Scientist at Orica. Various activities have resulted in many inventions and patents. Have experience in presenting scientific articles at international conferences. I have served on the board of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Scandinavian Society of Electron Microscopy (SCANDEM) and the Swedish Plastics Industry Association (SPIF). Conducts plastic education in eight different countries. Has also published three books. I hope to be able to add experience as an industry manager for SPIF and as an exhibitor responsible at various fairs.
Director Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Innovation
Kristin has solid experience within the polymer industry, rubber, plastic, textile and many combinations of the ones mentioned. Before woking at Trioplast, she’s been working for Trelleborg, Ansell, Nolato. Over the last 20 years Kristin has been focusing on development, but she also has experience as a production manager, product manager and KAM. Kristin is experienced working worldwide, especially within manufacturing in Beijing and development in Xiamen, China.
Today Kristin is facing her biggest challenge; dealing with how the plastic industry could be affected by external political changes. The plastic industry must develop in the right way to survive future changes!
Managing Director at The Danish Plastics Federation
Thomas has a technical education as MSc. specializing in organization and management. Later on I graduated from the AVT Business School, with a Certificate in Business Administration (CBA).
In his current job, as managing director of the Danish Plastics Federation, his primary task is to build a strong and efficient organization, capable to act on both the Danish and international scene.
CEO of the Finnish Plastics Industries Federation
Vesa Kärhä is the CEO of the Finnish Plastics Industries Federation. He has worked throughout his professional career, starting in the late 1980s, in the recycling of plastics and environmental questions.
Market Manager at
Ole Jan Myhre has a background from Statoil and Borealis from 1986 until 2007 . He has held several positions within R&D, Technical customer support and marketing.
He was particularly involved in flexible packaging and the development of the Borstar technology and products. Since 2007, Ole Jan has been marketing manager and advisor to Norner, which provides industrial R&D services based on its advanced plastic technology center in Norway.
Ole Jan looks forward to contributing to the promotion of material technology, innovation and sustainability at Plastteknik Nordic through his own expertise and network in the industry.
I have been working in the industry since 2008 as branch manager, HR-director and production manager in the manufacturing plastic industry. Since 2016, I am CEO for Polymercentrum, an industry organisation with almost 100 company members. Our mission is to ensure quality of education and that the right tools for education exists to make sure that the plastic industry is constantly developing. Today Polymercentrum works as a school with different courses.
What will Joakim contribute to The nordic Advisory Board of 2019?
My expertise within the plastic area will help us reveal future needs and opportunities while also daring to find new perspectives and ways to reach desired goals.
Former polymer specialist at Volvo Powertrain. Today Lars specialties are technical development and commercial responsibility at Arlanexo – the worlds biggest manufacturer of synthetic elastomers.
Lars is also the president of SGF (Svenska gummitekniska förening) and delegate at IRC and IRCO technical committee.
3D Printing PLM Group
Mattias Kristiansson has 15 years of experience as technical director, the last few years he has been editor in chief at 3dp.se.
Mattias has held a position as marketing manager at 3DVerkstan, that supports other companies in industries like architecture, manufacturing, product development, maintenance and medicine with knowledge about additive manufacturing and 3D education.
Since March 2019 Mattias is Marketing manager at 3D Printing PLM Group.
Stina has long experience within the Plastics industry in the family business, JIJ Plast. She has been on the board for SPIF for 16 years. JIJ Plast is a supplier to industrial companies in many different businesses. We also manufacture our own products, especially to the construction industry. Stina is an economist and polymer engineer with passion for color and design. Her experience has contributed to a broad rather than deep perspective.
What will Stina contribute to The nordic Advisory Board of 2019?
Stina will contribute with her long and broad experience and is really excited to be a part of The nordic Advisory Board of 2019!
Per-Stefan Gersbro has more than 30 years of experience from the packaging industry. He has held several positions at international packaging companies and organisations in Belgium, England, Switzerland and Sweden. Per-Stefan was the initiative taker to Packbridge, where he was CEO for 5 years. Today, he is a consultant where his broad network contributes to excellent conference possibilities. with 10-15 seminars and conferences each year. In this context Per-Stefan is the project manager and responsible for the program and panel discussion.
Per-Stefan will contribute with new thoughts and ideas, especially concerning how to make Plastteknik relevant for visitors and exhibitors.
Hans Friedsam is the president of Nordisk Bioplastförening. The association has 45 company members. He has 40 years of experience within press/media and the event industry.
During these years, Hans has started and operated different industry magazines, arranged big events such as fairs and conferences. He also started a few industry associations.