A look back at our new production suite opening #1
Interview with Anders Lindblad
We recently announced the opening of our new production suite, a huge milestone for BioLamina. We wanted to show you what happened behind the scenes and present you few of the key team members who made it possible.
Here, Anders Lindblad, our VP Strategic Development, tells us his perspective on the project, his role and the next steps.
Could you tell us about your career history?
I have a M.Sc. in Industrial Management. I joined BioLamina the first time back in 2011, and the second time in 2018. I hold many different roles over the years: Project manager, COO, Quality Manager, Interim Head of Production, Interim CEO and now VP Strategic Development.
Why did you join BioLamina?
Because of the fantastic products! It was a rare opportunity to grow a company while hopefully also doing something that can make a difference.
What is your role at BioLamina?
I am in charge of Strategic development, focusing on projects enabling further growth
Let’s talk now about the opening of our new production suite. What was your role in the project?
I initiated the project by seeking and securing new premises, procurement of the main supplier and sought and secured financing for the project. Now in the end I have been Project responsible for getting the last parts done and closing of the project.
Could you tell me a highlight of the project for you?
Since the project started off slowly with many problems to solve, it was really nice to see by the end of last year that facility would actually get ready for production, and the first day of production felt like a really big day.
Could you share a fun anecdote?
Last summer was a very intense period of the project, while we were at the same time trying to get some vacation. Looking back at it, it’s a bit special remembering that I was discussing ventilation solutions from the Blekinge archipelago with the Project manager at the time who was on a Spanish beach!
What challenges do you see ahead?
I initiated the project by seeking and securing new premises, procurement of the main supplier and sought and secured financing for the project. Now in the end I have been Project responsible for getting the last parts done and closing of the project
What advantages do you think the new production brings and will bring?
Short term it is of course important that the new facility can help us meet the market demands better, and long term I hope that now having dedicated R&D facility will enable further growth.
Do you have a last comment?
It has been fantastic to see so many people work so hard for so long in many departments to make this happen – so THANK YOU to everyone involved!
Thank you so much! Next time, Harald Eriksson, our VP Quality, will share his thoughts.