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Kaj Brandt appointed new CEO of CPS Color

May 03, 2013

Kaj Brandt has been appointed the new CEO of CPS Color. He takes over from Henrik Lif and will start his new position on June 1 st , 2013.

Kaj Brandt, (55) has extensive experience from the paint and coatings industry. Most recently Kaj Brandt served as General Manager for Sherwin Williams Europe. Prior to that Kaj Brandt was the CEO of the Becker Acroma group for almost ten years. He graduated from the School of Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Coming from a commercial background, he possesses great leadership skills, charisma and nurtures great customer relations. His thorough knowledge of the industry and customers make him the ideal CEO for CPS Color.

"I look forward to working with Kaj to further strengthen and develop CPS' Colors leading position within the paint tinting industry", says Johan Ek, Chairman of the Board. "CPS Color is the technology leader that is always ahead in tinting. I am honored to take over responsibility to ensure that it stays that way and continues to develop tomorrow's integrated tinting solutions", says Kaj Brandt.

The current CEO, Henrik Lif, has been with CPS Color since 2009. One of his tasks during this period was the reorganization of the company into two separate divisions - Colorants and Equipment. This task has now been successfully completed. Henrik Lif has commuted from Sweden to Finland and now he wants to seek new opportunities closer to his home.

"I would like to thank Henrik for his contribution in developing CPS. I believe it is now a good moment for a hand-over of the management" says Johan Ek.

About CPS Color
Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, CPS Color is the world's leading supplier of integrated tinting solutions for the global paints and coatings industry. CPS Color offers complete tinting solutions: CPSCOLOR TM colorants  (liquid pigments), COROB TM dispensing and mixing/shaking equipment, software,  color marketing tools, customer support and service. CPS Color Group has a  global organization employing 900 color professionals with operations on six continents. The Group's 2012 turnover amounted to 192 million Euros. CPS Color is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VI. For further information, please visit:

Daniëla Damoiseaux
Marketing communications manager
P.O. Box 809
6130 AV Sittard,
the Netherlands

P: +31-464570114

About Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds

Since the start in 1989, Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds have invested in large and medium sized companies, primarily in Northern Europe. Through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital creates value in its investments. The funds invest in companies in Northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. They are based in Jersey, Channel Islands, and are advised by the NC Advisory companies in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. Additional information about Nordic Capital is available through its corporate website,

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