ARENDAL, NO / SHERBROOKE, QC – Tekna (OSE: TEKNA), the world-leading provider of advanced materials to industry, announced today that Luc Dionne has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. An industry veteran, Luc will succeed Morten Henriksen and assume his responsibilities immediately.
Mr. Dionne has been the CEO of Tekna Holding Canada and its global subsidiaries since 2014. He has extensive experience from various directorships and executive management positions in advanced materials research, aerospace, microelectronics, and defense. This makes him perfectly positioned to lead Tekna on its ambitious growth journey in the verticals of Additive Manufacturing, Printed Electronics and Energy Storage. The company will summon an extraordinary general meeting to address the proposal to appoint Morten Henriksen as Chairman of the board of Tekna.
“This is a natural transition in the management structure of Tekna Holding as Luc and Morten have been working together in this composition since 2017. Luc has been an integral part of Tekna’s leadership team for almost a decade, developing the strategies that Tekna’s employees are executing with excellence to drive growth and value creation. He is a dedicated and innovative leader, and the Company will greatly benefit from his ongoing leadership when building on the strong momentum he has created over the last few years,” said Ørjan Svanevik, current chairman of Tekna.
Since joining Tekna, Mr. Dionne has overseen a threefold growth in the company’s revenues, built a global customer portfolio composed of over two dozen Fortune 500 companies and expanded the company’s operations worldwide. Mr. Dionne served on the Canadian government strategic table for advanced manufacturing and was awarded the Technology Innovation Award from Polytechnic Engineering School of Montreal this year.
“I am honored to serve as Tekna’s CEO and to be given the opportunity to implement our vision of taking a leadership position in three multi-billion-dollar markets: additive manufacturing, printed electronics and energy storage,” said Mr. Dionne. “My confidence in the success that lies ahead is rooted in Tekna’s decades-long track-record of delivering excellence to our customers and the dedication and hard-work of our people. Our commitment to serving our customers with world-leading micro and nano-sized advanced materials, while seizing profitable growth opportunities and delivering strong returns for our shareholders, will remain unwavering.”
The Company’s scheduled earnings webcast will take place Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM CEST. You may access the webcast by going to: www.tekna.com/investors/webcast