28. October 2019


Wila A/S appoints new CEO

November 1, 2019, Lars Lauridsen will pass on the title of CEO to Ilhami Alici, who will take on the managerial responsibility to help Wila A/S achieve their ambitious growth goals.

As part of Wila’s desire to strengthen the management team and bring new skills into play, Ilhami Alici has been appointed CEO of Wila A/S. The new CEO will take up the position on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Founder and owner, Lars Lauridsen, continues in a newly created position as sales director. Lars will contribute to Wila’s continued growth by focusing his efforts on product development and sales.

“It is my great pleasure that we have now found Wila’s new CEO in Ilhami Alici, who comes with the skills we have been looking for to achieve our goal of doubling revenue over the next five years. It has been a long process both with the expansion of the ownership circle in the spring and now with finding the right CEO, so now I look forward to focusing my efforts on what I am truly passionate about. Namely, the development of our products and the contact with the customers,” says Lars Lauridsen.

Ilhami Alici comes from a position as Deputy Managing Director at Damstahl A/S and thus brings both managerial skills and in-depth knowledge of the steel industry. “I want to thank Lars Lauridsen and Jette Wittrup as well as Chairman of the Board Poul Erik Schou-Pedersen and Industri Udvikling for showing me the confidence to appoint me new CEO of Wila. It is with great joy, pride and humility that I take on my new task. I have known Wila for many years as a reputable, quality conscious and dynamic company, and the way I see it Wila is among the industry’s leading suppliers of complex stainless steel solutions for the food, pharma and measuring equipment industry.

The Board has set ambitious goals to double both revenue and earnings over the next five years. Continued innovation, high quality and a high customer focus must ensure the company’s continued development and provide a foundation for this growth both nationally and internationally. I am immensely looking forward to getting into the business thoroughly and start working with a lot of talented, committed and competent colleagues to further develop a fantastic business,” says Ilhami Alici.

lhami Alici, 46, has several years of experience in business development and has worked for the stainless steel wholesaler Damstahl a/s for the past 12 years. Of which for the past 3 years as Deputy CEO. In addition, Ilhami has a solid educational background as a civil engineer and MBA.

For details contact:

Poul Erik Schou-Pedersen, Chairman of the Board. Tel: +45 4057 7611

Lars Lauridsen, sales director and proprietor. Tel: +45 2345 4564

Ilhami Alici, CEO. Tel: +45 5151 6785

“At Wila A/S, we have a dedicated and skilled staff who perform all tasks with common sense, great professionalism, pride and expertise.”