Interim – Interview with Erik Larsson


Erik is 53 years old and is basically a computer technician. He was one of the first computer technicians to program the Binary and Hexa languages. He benefited from this when during school he was given the task of programming all street lamps in Karlstad. Is later Master of Business Administration
Erik is married and has 2 children aged 17 resp. 19 years. Likes to cook good food in combination with wine. Erik thrives near the sea where he lives in Tanum and occasionally indulges in a cultural trip somewhere in the world.
His career started in the hotel world where he owned and ran a hotel in Bengtsfors for a number of years, and during that time he took the opportunity to train as a chef which is still very useful to him today.
After a while, he felt it was time to come up with something else so he was hired by Lear as site manager and then other assignments before he went over to Finnveden as production director. Erik’s strengths are jumping into various interim assignments and there have been some over the years. It started with him joining Nimbus as CEO in a restructuring phase where a turnaround was necessary. Since then, he has been at Mustad International as a restructuring consultant, Värö Sawmill: project manager, Trivselhus: CEO, Plastal: COO, Bewi: Production Director, CargoSpace: CEO and currently as site manager at Lerøy’s factories in northern Norway.
Q: Why do you think a company should hire an interim manager?
A: Taking in an interim allows you to get the drive you are looking for faster, perhaps to make a quick turnaround, support in finance, quality, in delivery ability to customer or productivity. An interim solution also makes it easier to get through a quick change as there is a clear assignment where you do not have a story with you. Can also be a way to save what can be saved.
Q: What do you find most interesting about working as an interim?
A: The best thing about working as an interim is that you get to meet a lot of people, deal with different cultures and cultures in other countries. You bring with you a lot of knowledge from different types of industries, which means that you can to a greater extent contribute to the role you have, while at the same time learning a lot of new things.
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