NEW CEO AT WENDELBO
Lars Wendelbo is handing over the CEO position at the design and
furniture business Wendelbo to Christian Ernemann, who will be the
new CEO effective as of 1 October 2020. The change is a natural
consequence of Lars Wendelbo’s desire to invest more efforts into
the company’s product development and production.
Wendelbo will have a new CEO when Christian Ernemann receives
the reins on 1 October from the long-time director Lars Wendelbo,
who is taking another step towards a more withdrawn function in the
company, which has been an important part of his and his family’s
lives for over three decades.
Lars and Christina Wendelbo, who have been the owners of Wendelbo
for a good 30 years, entered into a partnership with the equity fund
Maj Invest in the beginning of 2019, while simultaneously setting the
stage for a continued career within the company. As a consequence of
the new joint strategy, Christina Wendelbo handed over responsibility
for Wendelbo’s finances to a new CFO just one year ago and is now
responsible for HR and administration. Now Lars Wendelbo happily
passes leadership responsibilities to Christian Ernemann, who is
coming in with extensive experience in the furniture and interior field
– most recently as the sales director of Muuto for 8 years.
Christian Ernemann has a strong sales and marketing background.
At the same time, he has a personality that matches the business
culture of Wendelbo, Lars Wendelbo says, looking forward to
their cooperation – and to continuing the positive development of
Wendelbo with a new man at the helm.
“I have no plans of retiring, but I will use my efforts to work on some
of the areas I am the most passionate about: Product development,
contact with Danish and international designers – and not least,
production at our factory in Vietnam,” says Lars Wendelbo, who has
always been driven by a strong passion for design. For many years,
he has – along with his team – developed a stylish collection, designed
and developed by a number of innovative and international designers,
produced at their own factory.
Wendelbo has thus created a solid platform for this continued
expansion. With a trimmed collection of upholstered sofas, lounge
chairs, shelves and tables with a strong signature, the launch of a
new visual identity, the opening of a large showroom in Bredgade in
Copenhagen, as well as customers in over 50 countries, the road is
clear for new business efforts.
Additional information can be received by referral to Lars Wendelbo
by telephone at 40877524 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org