Christer gained a Master of Engineering degree in electronics at the Institute of Technology in Lund, Sweden. Before joining Emhart Glass he held the post of Managing Director at Partner Tech Vellinge AB, Sweden, a contract manufacturing company. He has broad technical and managerial skills gained from management positions in companies such as ABB, Schindler and Sanmina, as well as experience of working in China and other Asian countries.
As VP L&M, Christer will lead the functions of global sourcing, manufacturing and logistics within Emhart Glass, reporting directly to President Martin Jetter. He will also hold the post of MD of Emhart Glass Sweden AB. He will be based at Emhart Glass’ headquarters in Cham, while dividing his time between the group’s L&M sites around the world.
‘I’m delighted to welcome Christer to Emhart Glass as our new VP L&M,’ comments Martin Jetter. ‘He brings formidable operational skills and managerial experience to the job, and will play an essential role in developing the global supply chain and manufacturing base on which our future success depends. I’m looking forward to working with him, and I’m confident that his appointment, along with internal promotions, will further improve the efficiency and dynamism of our global organization.’
Christer replaces Bertil Bjugård, who has decided to retire. Bertil joined Emhart Glass in 1995 as General Manager of the group’s Swedish operations, following a long career in Swiss company Landis & Gyr (now Siemens Building Control). In 1998 he took over responsibility for Logistics and Manufacturing as VP L&M, a post he held until his retirement.
As VP L&M, Bertil restructured Emhart Glass’ manufacturing setup, enhancing its Hot End infrastructure and overseeing the development of two highly efficient Hot End manufacturing units in Sweden and Malaysia.
‘I am sure all my colleagues will join me in thanking Bertil for his contribution to our success over the last 16 years,’ says Martin Jetter. ‘His hard work and dedication have given us some of the most advanced Hot End manufacturing facilities in the world, and his impressive achievements will now be built upon by Christer Hermansson. I wish Bertil all the best for a long and very happy retirement.’