Sectra names new President of the Sectra Communications subsidiary
Dr. Michael Bertilsson has been appointed the new President of Sectra Communications AB, a subsidiary of the IT and medical-technology company Sectra AB in Sweden. Dr. Bertilsson is currently manager of Sectra Communication’s Crypto Division and will assume his new position of October 6, 2008.
Michael Bertilsson, 46, has worked at Sectra since 1989. He holds an MSc in engineering from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University and Doctor of Technology in information theory. His doctorial thesis dealt with cryptology and how to share secrets.
”Michael Bertilsson has extensive experience of the company and our markets, competitors and customers. He holds great insight regarding the challenges and possibilities facing the company and, accordingly, has excellent prerequisites for developing operations within our Secure communications systems business area in the future,” says Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO and President of Sectra AB.
Michael Bertilsson replaces Jan-Olof Brüer who, parallel with his position as CEO and President of Sectra AB, has been Acting President of Sectra Communications since spring 2006.
Sectra Communications AB develops and sells products for secure voice and data communications. The customers are primarily government authorities and defense departments in Europe with strict demands on communications security. Sectra’s Tiger products are used by customers in more than half of the 27 EU member states, making Sectra the leading supplier of secure voice communications to government authorities and defense departments in Europe.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO and President Sectra AB, tel +46 13 23 52 09
Sectra successfully develops and sells cutting-edge products in the expansive niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company was founded in 1978 and has its roots in the Linköping University in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in eleven countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2007/2008 fiscal year totaled SEK 743 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. For more information about Sectra visit http://www.sectra.com.