CEO Bjørn I. Gjethammer
Bjørn I. Gjethammer (1961-) is the CEO of Cernova AS - FK Agri and has previously held several top management positions in Nortura, Møller Group, Joh Johannsson and Aker RGI.
He has an MBA in Economics from BI / Harvard USA. Gjethammer has broad experience from various board positions in Tine/Nortura companies, Fjordland, Møller Gruppen, Joh Johannsson and Gilde. He started as a board member of Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS in 1999 and has been CEO since 2002.
Board member Svein E. Skorstad
Svein E. Skorstad (1948-) is a former CEO of Coop Norden AB, VD Coop Sverige AB, CEO of Coop Norway BA and CEO of Gilde Norsk Kjøtt BA.
Skorstad has previously been chairman for Moelven Industrier ASA and is currently chairman of Ringsaker Takelementer. He started as a board member of Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS in 2009.
Owner and board member Ragnvald Svarstad
Ragnvald Svarstad (1950-) started at Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik in 1976. He was production manager for years and then general manager for a time.
He has an HND from The Scottish College of Textiles and a DMS from The Polytechnic of Central London/UK. Svarstad is a specialist in production of wool fabrics and has a thorough knowledge of the Norwegian folk costume, the Bunad, and various fabrics. He was appointed Danish Consul in 1995 and has the Order of the Dannebrog: Knight 1st Class. Svarstad has been the director of Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS since 1979 and the family Svarstad Foundation for Advancement of Education since 1987.
Owner and board member Frode Svarstad
Frode Svarstad (1965-) is quality manager at Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS. He has held several manager positions in the company within sales, production and design, and started as a production assistant in 1991.
Svarstad is an educated textile engineer, from The Textile Faculty of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, as well as having a weavers technician education from Schweizerische Textilfachschule in Wattwil / Switzerland, in addition to having a financial degree from BI. Svarstad has been a director of Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS and the Family Svarstad Foundation for the advancement of education since 1994. He has broad experience from directorships from Teko Bransjeforening (Norwegian Industry) and Opplæringsrådet Orteko, among others, while beeing active in Lillehammer Næringsforum. Svarstad has published five textbooks for the textile industry.