Oxeon co-founders Andreas Martsman and Henrik Blycker recently received two awards at the regional “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year” competition in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Andreas Martsman, VP – Head of business development of Oxeon, and Henrik Blycker, CEO, received awards for “The best international growth” and “The male rising star”.
The jury’s motivation was: "With study allowance as the first venture capital these people have founded a company with cutting-edge technology that has grown fantastically fast. Attributes that have characterized the company's path forward are innovation, adaptation to customer needs and stubbornness."
Oxeon develops, produces and markets TeXtreme® Spread Tow Reinforcements to the advanced composites industry.
In 2010 Oxeon was awarded “Supergasell” as the fastest growing company in Sweden.
About the competition
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the world's top awards for entrepreneurs. It is the first international award for entrepreneurs that with a clear vision and strong leadership skills build successful companies. The competition takes place at regional, national and international level in more than 140 cities in over 50 countries. The entrepreneurs are assessed by an external jury after the criteria entrepreneurial spirit, economic development, strategic direction, impact on the world, innovation and personal integrity and influence. The competition started in the U.S. in 1986.
Founded 2003 in Sweden, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow Reinforcements. Use of these spread tow carbon reinforcements increases the mechanical performance of composite material products and reduces the weight. Utilization of Oxeon’s TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics and TeXtreme® Spread Tow Tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, automotive, industrial and sports products in applications that have critical material performance requirements has affirmed the significance of Oxeon’s ultra light materials.