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New Head of R&D at Alite International

Richard Kronfält, our newly recruited Head of R&D at Alite International in Malmö, Sweden.

Richards’s previous employer Axis Communications is the world-leader in network video surveillance products and services. Here, he had a position as Engineering Manager, for various development teams within Axis’ R&D, for about eight years.

Richard, what will you bring with you to the Alite Team?
“My passion for building high-performing development teams and for establishing and refining efficient ways of working based on agile principles. I will also bring a broad experience working with rapidly expanding organizations. Therefore, I have a good understanding of the challenges it brings and the pragmatism needed to succeed. The challenge of managing distributed software development is also well-known to me from the many years I was Project Manager and Presales Manager for outsourced software development”.

Before choosing Alite, Richard was attracted by the energy and the fast growth of Alite International, as well as the opportunity to work with demanding customers and skilled, innovate colleagues. 

With regards to upcoming challenges in this new role, Richard believes that in the short-term, his main challenge is just to get to know the business, the people, the customers and all the technologies we work with. As for longer term, building and growing a lean, efficient, agile delivery organization across multiple sites is certainly a challenge. 

What do you do in your spare time?
“When I’m not working I love spending time with my family. I’m also a passionate musician, playing the guitar in a blues band, with which I do shows regularly”

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