Born/Nationality: 1937 in Stockholm, Swedish
Academic background: Master of Science in Electronic Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1965
Military background: Officer training in the Swedish Airforce 1959-1962
Rank: Captain/Res/ Retired
Pilot training: PPL since 1963. Instrument rating since 1991.
Gliderpilot Licence since 2002.
Maritime training: Various maritime training to navigate ships.
Resumé of Relevant Experience:
1962 and 1964 SWEDISH SPACE TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Head of Recovery Operations at the Kronogård Sounding Rocket program.
1965-1982 RETAB AB
Partowner and CEO in the company RETAB developing, producing and marketing Industrial electronics worldwide. Products: Numerical Control for tooling Machines, Industrial Robots etc. 75 persons employed in Sweden and abroad.
1982 - 2002 SWEDISH SPACE CORPORATION, STOCKHOLM
1982 – 1984
Program Manager, Airborne Maritime Surveillance. Production and installation of radar etc. in various aircraft.
1984 - 1989
Marketing Manager, Airborne Maritime Surveillance Sales to: Holland, UK, Germany, China, Norway and Portugal.
1989 - 1998
Development of the GP&C system (GPS-Transponders) together with the inventor Håkan Lans. Production, evaluation and installation of transponders in ships, aircraft and cars.
Marketing director for the GP&C system. Extensive worldwide marketing and lobbying activities resulting in an adoption of the GP&C system as international standard for both maritime applications (by IMO called Universal AIS) and aviation applications (by ICAO called VDLm4).
1998 - 2001
Marketing of the ORBCOMM communication satellite service in Sweden.
2001 – 2002
Marketing activities for the Space System Division and Esrange Division. Participation in the Kiruna 2002 UAV demonstration. Responsible for the VDLm4 part of the demonstration.