Michael Trachtenberg, Executive Vice President of JP Gould International announced the appointment of Jörgen Ohlander as Senior Vice President of Packaging for the Sweden operation.
Mr Ohlander began his career in 1973 with Ekman & Co. AB. In 1976 he joined Elof Hansson AB where he worked until 1998, as Paper Divisional Manager EMEA.
In 1998 he joined FSA Fortex as a partner and in 2010 cofounded Fortex International. As Chairman of Fortex International Mr Ohlander concentrated on containerboard and kraft paper sales to Africa, growing the business to over USD 300M in revenues.
Jim Costenbader, President of the Price & Pierce group stated, “It is the desire of our ownership to grow in the packaging segment of the industry. Jörgen’s experience and reputation in this area is invaluable.”
Calle Rendahl, Managing Director of Sweden commented, “Jörgen will reinforce our position as the leading distributor of pulp and paper in Sub Sahara Africa. We are excited to have such an accomplished entrepreneur join the team.”