Erik leads the Stryker global R&D team for Defibrillators, AED’s, Mechanical CPR, Data Solutions and Patient Transport Solutions. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board for Avidicare AB, developing a unique system for ultra-clean air for operating theaters, and BiBB Instruments AB, that develop innovative biopsy instruments to improve cancer diagnoses.
Erik has over 29 years of experience from leadership roles in the Medtech industry. Before Stryker Erik served since 2004 as CEO for Jolife AB. During his leadership the company developed the LUCAS CPR device to a market leading product and divested the company to Physio-Control in 2010. Since the transaction Erik transitioned into the role as GM Circulatory Solution at Physio-Control. Before this Erik was the CEO of Jostra AB, a global company developing heart lung machines and ECMO devices. This company was divested to Getinge/Maquet in 2003. Prior to this Erik served in several leading positions in Sweden and Japan at Gambro AB. He has also served as Communication Officer in the Swedish Royal Navy.
Erik holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an Executive MBA degree from the Lund University in Sweden.