News January 31, 2022 Back to news Mikael Gäddnäs was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Prevex With growth comes the need for change – one of the changes at Prevex is the appointment of a Chief Operating Officer. When Mikael Gäddnäs was offered the position in question, he decided to seize the opportunity. Mikael Gäddnäs was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Prevex in December 2021. When Gäddnäs first started his career at Prevex in 2019, he worked as a logistics manager with 24 years of previous experience in a similar position. Later he became the owner of the order-to-delivery process. When Gäddnäs was offered the position of COO at the end of last year, he took up the challenge. – Until now, the CEO has been responsible for Prevex’s operational side. However, as Prevex kept growing, so did the need for a COO. Now our CEO has more time to concentrate on growth and strategic development, he says. COO is a true multitasker Gäddnäs’s job is multifaceted. He is still the owner of the order-to-delivery process, but now he also builds and maintains relationships between Prevex’s different departments and locations. He is also responsible for measuring, analyzing, and developing operations to improve cost-effectiveness. – For example, if the goals set for a certain assembly line are not met, it is important to find out why. Once we know the root causes, we can develop processes and make them more efficient by automatization, for instance, Gäddnäs states. As the world changes, so does Prevex Gäddnäs says that working at a growing company together with great colleagues is wonderful. He thinks that Prevex’s future looks very promising. – We have many interesting ongoing automation, digitalization, and sustainability projects. I am thankful to have the opportunity to develop Prevex’s operations and help achieve our growth goals, he says. I am thankful to have the opportunity to develop Prevex’s operations and help achieve our growth goals.