We are pleased to announce the appointment of Klaus Østergaard as CEO to lead Ohmatex in a new phase of commercial development. As pioneers in smart textile development Ohmatex have attracted investment from the Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden) and from private investors in 2014. This will enable us to increase our production capabilities and commercialise R&D investments.
Klaus Østergaard was formerly Executive Regional Director for Vestergaard Frandsen Group, which specializes in disease control textiles. He brings to Ohmatex extensive experience of managing complex international commercial projects, developing manufacturing and production capabilities and new intelligent technology development. In addition he has managed a large sales force and teams which have included technical, logistics and brand managers.
There has been seen significant growth in textile integrated wearables in 2014 and Ohmatex is being approached by an increasing number of companies in the US, Europe and Asia, who wish to utilize our expertise and skills for sports, medical, fashion and protective clothing applications. It is the ideal time for us to grow our own capacity to meet these demands.
Christian Dalsgaard, in the role of Chief Technical Officer (CTO), will focus on leading technical development, continuing to keep Ohmatex at the forefront of new innovations in smart textiles with our highly motivated and experienced team of electronic and textile engineers and designers.
“I am very enthusiastic about my appointment to Ohmatex”, says Klaus. “Being measured on commercial goals and impacting people’s lives is a fantastic motivator and great inspiration to do the exceptional every day. I look forward to the further growth and success we will be able to achieve