(25 October 2012). Luvata, a world leader in metal-solution manufacturing, heat transfer technology and engineering and design services, announces that Dr. Martin Ekström is joining the Luvata Executive Team as Senior-Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.
Martin joins Luvata having just served as Associate Partner and Head of Metals Practice for Applied Value LLC. Martin’s focus towards the automotive, engineering and metals industries includes experience working with steel strategy in North America, Asia, and Europe. He has developed and deployed a wide range of strategies covering areas such as steel hedging, technical cost-savings, lobbying and merger and acquisitions.
In his new role with Luvata, Martin will be responsible for identifying and implementing new growth opportunities in the area of products, markets, partnerships and processes across all regions of the operation and will report to CEO and President John Peter Leesi.
Prior to joining Applied Value, Martin was a researcher in technology management at Stanford University where he earned a PhD in Civil Engineering. He also holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and has studied at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
Luvata is a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and related engineering services. Luvata’s solutions are used in industries such as renewable energy, power generation, automotive, medicine, air-conditioning, industrial refrigeration, and consumer products. The company’s continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 6,400 staff in 16 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers such as Siemens, Toyota, CERN, and DWD International.