Press release | Texray AB Gothenburg, Sweden | August 12th, 2021 The Board of Texray has appointed Petra Apell, one of the founders of Texray, as the new Chief Executive Officer.
Mrs. Petra Apell has contributed to remarkable growth for Texray since its foundation in 2012 through her broad experience and network within the medical technology industry. As CEO, Apell will continue to drive the team to reach set targets towards global commercialization. Before Apells' engagements at Texray, she has a successful track record from start-ups and global corporates such as Orzone, Mentice, XVIVO Perfusion, and Johnson & Johnson. Petra Apell holds a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Gothenburg.
To strengthen the position as a frontrunner of the technical development of Smart Textiles, the founder and former CEO, Mr. Fredrik Gellerstedt, will take on a new role as Chief Technology Officer. Gellerstedt will accelerate product development and explore new potential material applications based on the core technology platform. Fredrik Gellerstedt holds a Technology Licentiate degree from Chalmers University of Technology.
"I appreciate the trust given by the Board and owners. Texray was founded based on a vision to improve the working environment for healthcare professionals with a unique radiation protection textile. Today, we proudly provide two novel products based on our patented technology to clinics around the world. I am thrilled to continue evolving Texray in my new role as CEO, and Fredrik and I are both very excited about the company's recent developments and to continue our mission", says Petra Apell.
"I decided to join Texray last year as Chairman of the Board, due to the impressive and unique technology platform to offer genuine benefit to physicians and their respective patients. I was impressed by the tacit knowledge of the talented team at Texray. This organizational change is part of our long-term strategic vision; it will energize the entire team and drive us to continued success”, says Mr. Jeffrey B. Jump.
Texray, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, has developed the world's first radiation protection textile to address the need for comfortable and safe personal protection equipment (PPE). It is currently used in products designed for healthcare professionals exposed to X-ray radiation in surgical interventions. The Texray material may also provide value for professionals in various industry sectors, including first response and aeronautics.
For more information, please contact Petra Apell CEO, of Texray.