Esko – Mattias Byström appointed as President
BELGIUM • Esko announced that Mattias Byström has been appointed President, effective January 1, 2019. He succeeds Udo Panenka, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.
Mattias Byström brings with him over twenty years of general management experience. Most recently he was CEO of FlexLink, a global USD 300 million factory automation solutions business. He has eight years of prior Danaher experience in different leadership roles in what was then known as Danaher Motion. This included leading the Automated Guided Vehicle business, primarily a software systems enterprise. Earlier in his career, Byström co-founded and led two digital start-ups.
“We thank Udo for his excellent service to Danaher over the past ten years, including leading Esko since 2015,” reflected Joakim Weidemanis, Executive Vice President of Danaher, Esko’s parent company. “Under Udo’s leadership, Esko repositioned the flexo plate production business and moved to a new site in Itzehoe. He also built up Esko’s business serving brand owners, including the acquisitions of MediaBeacon and BLUE, and initiated Esko’s software migration to software-as-a-service (SaaS).”