Carsten Franke is the new (COO) and Executive VP of Electrolux

Carsten Franke

After the announcement of the resignation of Jan Brockmann, AB Electrolux has chosen the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President, appointing Carsten Franke, previously COO of Electrolux Business Area Europe.
In the new position, Franke heads the Group’s Global Operations function, being responsible for pursuing efficiencies of scale and digitalization throughout the value chain.
The Global Operations function drives a common approach within Electrolux to activities in manufacturing, supply chain, purchasing, sourcing and product quality. The responsibility for research and development is now being integrated with the Consumer Experience organization, led by Ola Nilsson.
«I’m very pleased to welcome Carsten to the Group Management team – commented Jonas Samuelson, President and CEO of the Electrolux Group He has a very strong track record of leading international manufacturing and supply chain activities, driving sustainable efficiency improvements. He is the right person to take Electrolux Global Operations through the next phase of its development.»
Carsten Franke joined Electrolux in 2005. Prior to his current role, he has held various management positions in Europe covering supply chain, production and lean manufacturing. He is a German citizen and holds a degree in mechanical engineering.