Management Team

Edvard Kälvesten

Born 1967, PhD
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
In current position since 2002; employed with Silex since 2000

Edvard Kälvesten has more than 20 years of experience in the MEMS industry. Before founding Silex in 2000, he was research manager at the Swedish company Acreo. He also held an R&D position at RADI Medical. Kälvesten has filed some 10 patents and patent-pending applications. He founded Silex with four fellow MEMS experts from KTH and Acreo, all of whom today hold senior positions with the company.

Roland Nilsson

Born 1957, BS
Chief Financial Officer
In current position since 2008; employed with Silex since 2008

Roland Nilsson has had a long career in executive-level financial positions. Most recently, he served as Corporate Controller for Kidde Sweden AB in Stockholm, Corporate Controller for Elekta Instrument AB, and Financial Manager for AB Marabou.

Tomas Bauer

Born 1974, MS
Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development
In current position since 2006; employed with Silex since 2004

Tomas Bauer has an outstanding record of deploying successful strategies in the sales of complex technical solutions and manufacturing services. He has played an important role in shaping the global foundry business strategy of Silex and has made a significant contribution to the overall growth of the company. Prior to joining Silex, Tomas held positions with Temex and Ericsson Microelectronics.

Ulf Cedergren

Ulf CedergrenBorn 1978, MS
Vice President, Manufacturing
In current position since 2011; employed with Silex since 2006

Ulf Cedergren has been responsible for developing and implementing many of the systems and procedures which ensures the efficient operation and quality manufacturing here at Silex. Starting as production manager in critical areas of MEMS manufacturing, Ulf was appointed Director of Process Improvements in 2010 and VP of Manufacturing in 2011. Under Ulf’s leadership, Silex has implemented highly effective manufacturing and quality programs such as Critical Ratio Planning, Lean Production, and integrated Fab SPC. Ulf has a Master of Science in Mechatronics from KTH Stockholm.