Shapeline Recruits Örjan Festin, PhD, as an Application Engineer

Linkoping, Sweden, April 21, 2008 --( The leading developer of Flatness Measurement Systems for the steel and metal industries, Shapeline AB in Sweden has recruited Örjan Festin, PhD. With the competence of Dr. Festin the company is further advancing its knowledge on how its systems are used in the customer environment.

“We are happy to welcome Dr. Festin to Shapeline,” says Shapeline´s CEO, Pär Kierkegaard, PhD. “Through his background and education, Dr. Festin is knowledgeable about the problems in the industry that we are addressing. So far we have been very specialized on our own competence areas, measurements and software. Now we have new expertise.”

Örjan Festin earned a Masters of Science in Engineering Physics with Material Sciences from Uppsala University in 1999.

In March 2005, Festin earned a PhD in Solid State Physics at the same university. His area of research area was superconductors. During his studies he was also a guest researcher at the “Institut für Angewandte Physik” at the University of Hamburg in Germany.

Since 2004, Dr. Festin has been employed at Ovako Steel in Sweden. He started as the manager of the group performing physical testing within the metallurgy area. Later, he became an R&D engineer, working with projects in automated inclusion rating and ultrasonic immersion testing.

About Shapeline
Shapeline AB is a privately owned company based in the city of Linköping in Sweden. The Shapeline solution for measuring the flatness of metallic products (plates or strip) is technical frontline. Not only will the metal producers that use the Shapeline system be able to verify and document the flatness of the products delivered – by measuring flatness in different phases of the production costs are saved too. For more information please contact Pär Kierkegaard, or visit their homepage at Shapeline credit worthiness is given the highest rating possible, AAA, by the Standard & Poor Nordic partner.

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