FlatFrog Laboratories AB, a leader in disruptive optics-based multi-touch subsystems, has announced the appointment of Jonas Hedre as President and CEO.
With more than 14 years of experience in the areas of consumer electronics, man machine interfaces and multimedia, Jonas brings extensive marketing, sales and product development expertise to drive FlatFrog's global expansion in the rapidly growing multi-touch market. Jonas joins FlatFrog from a senior management position at SonyEricsson, where he was responsible for the 130 people strong multi-media unit spread over three continents. He previously served as manager in R&D and Operations at Anoto Group AB, a publicly listed developer of optics-based pen input technologies.
“FlatFrog offers an unmatched value proposition addressing an immense and growing global market,” states Jonas Hedre. "Our unique multi-touch technologies address the needs of our OEM and integrator customers by providing game-changing multi-touch performance metrics at compelling price points. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a world-class team of opto-mechanical, signal processing and consumer electronics industrialisation experts.”
"We are very excited about the appointment of Jonas to the CEO role at FlatFrog," adds Christer Fåhraeus, founder and Chairman of FlatFrog. "His leadership skills and operational experience are exactly what FlatFrog needs to fully capitalize on its unique technology in the exploding multi-touch market. The Board and the entire team at Flatfrog are looking forward to Flatfrog’s rapid growth and great success under Jonas's leadership."
“With his strong customer focus and extensive experience in bringing multimedia electronics from development to mass volume production, Jonas Hedre is the perfect choice to lead the team and drive FlatFrog to achieve its market potential”, states Eric-Alan Rapp, partner in the Technology Ventures team of Nordic venture fund Sunstone Capital.
Christer Fåhraeus, founder, Chairman and acting CEO since 2007 will continue in his role as Chairman.
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ABOUT FLATFROG LABORATORIES AB
Co-founded in 2007 by optics expert Ola Wassvik and serial entrepreneur Christer Fåhraeus, FlatFrog is revolutionizing the touch industry by providing the industry’s first true multi-touch systems in a slim form factor. FlatFrog’s optics-based multi-touch subsystems offer unparalleled performance specifications for displays ranging from 5” to 100”. The company’s OEM and integrator customers incorporate FlatFrog technology into such products as multi-touch tabletops, digital signage and whiteboards, point-of-sale, gaming and medical displays, and consumer electronics such as note-/ net-book computers, desktop monitors and multi-touch input pads. FlatFrog is a privately held company headquartered in Lund, Sweden, just across the bridge from the Copenhagen Airport. For more information, please visit www.flatfrog.com
ABOUT SUNSTONE CAPITAL
100% owned by its partners, Sunstone Capital is a Nordic-based early stage venture capital investor founded by an international team with more than 200 years of combined entrepreneurial, operational and financial experience. With over EUR 400 million in funds under management, Sunstone focuses on developing and expanding early-stage Technology and Life Science companies with strong potential to achieve global success in their markets. For more information, please visit www.sunstonecapital.com