Seel’s Board of Directors has appointed the company’s first CEO to prepare for operational activities by spring 2023.
Henrik Svenningstorp has been project manager for Seel, the Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory, for four years, and on April 1, he took on the role of CEO.
“It is incredibly exciting and inspiring to have gained the trust and be given the opportunity to continue to be involved and see Seel become a reality. Seel will play an important role in supporting and accelerating the transition to electrified transport and will strengthen the Swedish automotive industry and European cooperation,” says Henrik Svenningstorp, newly appointed CEO of Seel.
Henrik Svenningstorp has 20 years of experience within the automotive industry, including twelve years of dedicated work with electrified vehicles. Among other things, he has worked at AB Volvo with hybrid vehicles, hybrid buses, all-electric vehicles and electric roads. He has also been programme manager for the early development in Electromobility and Alternative Fuels at AB Volvo Powertrain and worked with technology development and electrified products at Cevt.
“Seel has an important role in the automotive industry’s conversion work and Henrik is the one who has successfully led the Seel project to where we are today. With Henrik as the new CEO, I am sure that Seel has the right conditions to become a world-leading test bed for electromobility,” says Pia Sandvik, CEO of RISE.
Seel is owned by RISE and Chalmers and is now establishing three facilities in Gothenburg, Nykvarn, and Borås, for testing the technology and safety that electrified transport requires. Seel also works closely with the industrial partners Volvo Cars, Scania, Cevt and the Volvo Group. Currently, three very large establishment projects and preparations for operational activities are underway.
“It is very gratifying that there is now a CEO on site at Seel. Henrik Svenningstorp will have an important role to play when Seel will support the Swedish and European automotive industry as a test bed for the rapid transition to electromobility,” says Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers.
FACTS / About Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory, Seel
Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory, Seel, is a test bed for research and development in electromobility, owned and operated by Chalmers and RISE in a joint company. The purpose is to strengthen effective knowledge development and the conditions for cooperation in electrified transport, in Sweden and Europe. Actors in the automotive industry, the aerospace industry and the maritime sector, as well as other companies that develop technology in relevant areas, have a common platform through which to meet, and can together benefit from the knowledge development and technology shifts now taking place. Researchers at colleges, universities and research institutes also have access to advanced research infrastructure in electromobility. The test bed will be operational in 2023.
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