New Director of the Board at Nilar


Nilar has recently announced John Häger as a new Director of the board, effective from March 2023. Häger is currently CEO of Duroc AB (publ) and Chairman of the board of Duroc Group. He has held a broad range of executive positions at Sandvik Coromant including Managing Director (Nordic incl Baltics and Poland) and various management positions within marketing and product development at Sandvik Automation and Madison Heights.

Gunnar Wieslander, Chairman of the board, comments: “John Häger’s extensive experience in the manufacturing industry and knowledge of business development makes him a valuable asset to the board of directors and Nilar’s continued development.”

John Häger comments, “I think Nilar is an interesting company as it truly has a timely product that is strongly linked to sustainability. The global interest for energy storage and the optimal use of energy systems will only increase going forward. General electrification for consumers and industrial applications is still in its infancy, thus the potential for a company like Nilar is significant, which I find exciting. Nilar’s battery has special properties compared to other technical solutions, such as safety, which are a great advantage.”

When discussing the future of the battery industry, Häger believes that the quest for reduced carbon dioxide emissions and increased demand for energy storage solutions will drive growth in the industry. He also predicts more players on both the battery and system side going forward, and a maturation of the industry that may make it easier to build energy systems that include batteries and other components.

Finally, Häger also highlighted one of the challenges he sees for Nilar in the energy and electricity market. “An example is what we have all experienced during the past year with a very changeable electricity market. This will drive demand for autonomous systems that reduce vulnerability to these variations, which is positive for Nilar.”

Learn more here about the Board of Directors at Nilar.