Gothenburg, 1st March 2021 - Qualisys, the leading provider of precision motion capture technology, today announced the appointment of Ingemar Pettersson as Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Fredrik Muller will continue his long career with the company by joining the Qualisys Board.
Ingemar joined Qualisys as Sales Director in 2015 after more than a decade in the automotive industry working for companies such as Ford Motor Company and Peugeot Sweden. In 2018, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer, and President of Qualisys North America Inc.
In partnership, Fredrik, Ingemar and their colleagues have overseen the biggest growth in the company’s 30 year history. Revenue has doubled in the last five years, while staff numbers have also increased by almost double in the same period.
Fredrik has been with Qualisys for more than 20 years, including two periods as CEO. He has seen the company thrive since Ingemar’s arrival and strongly feels now is the right time to make this change.
“It is a move we have been discussing for some time,” he said. “We have always known Ingemar is the right person to lead Qualisys forward from an operational point of view. The work he has done to develop our business globally has been outstanding and perfectly demonstrated his leadership capabilities. I am delighted to be able to take a more strategic position, knowing that the company is in excellent hands.”
Qualisys has made great progress despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the company launched the new Arqus range - the most accurate and powerful motion capture camera platform in the world. Arqus has confirmed Qualisys’ position as leaders in the field of motion capture technology, and Ingemar is confident this success is due to the strong relationships and knowledge that exist throughout the organization.
“Everything we do here is a team effort,” he said. “Our wonderful colleagues work tirelessly in collaboration with our customers, distributors and partners. There have undoubtedly been some tough times for everyone over the last years, but through great teamwork, we have been able to continue building, and have emerged stronger than ever. It is a great privilege to be leading the Qualisys team into an even more exciting future.”
Fredrik’s move to the Qualisys Board is part of a long-term plan to make the business more strategic and accelerate growth even further.
“This move comes at an exciting time for our company,” said Daniel Petersson, Chairman of Qualisys. “Ingemar’s contribution on the operational side of the business has been crucial to our success, while Fredrik’s knowledge and experience make him perfectly placed to offer strategic advice at Board level. I wish them both the best of luck in their new roles.”
“I have huge admiration and respect for Fredrik,” Ingemar said. “I want to thank him for the faith and support he has shown in me and the work I have done. As we look to the future, it is important that we continue to have an operational mindset, while adding additional resources to our strategic work, and Fredrik moving to the Board will give him the opportunity to focus on offering high-level counsel. I look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”
Fredrik echoed Ingemar’s sentiments. “I am incredibly impressed by Ingemar, and the huge impact he has had on our success. It is very exciting to think of the future, and the work we and the whole Qualisys Team will continue to do together,” he concluded.
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Qualisys is a leading provider of motion capture technology and has a long history of supplying research, engineering, entertainment, and sports facilities with high-end camera systems and expertise in capturing and analyzing movements. Qualisys offers a wide range of products and services and has offices in Gothenburg, Chicago, and Shanghai. Qualisys is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, our clinical products are compliant with Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC and have FDA clearance (K171547).