Axel Manøe Jepsen is the new CEO of R&D. He will succeed the two owners, Morten Storm Pedersen and Carsten Vejby Møller, who will concentrate on other areas within the company instead.

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R&D aims to strengthen its position further, and this task has been handed over to a competent leader who is familiar with the company. Axel Manøe Jepsen has been part of the R&D board for the past five years, and he will now take over the position as CEO from the two owners, Morten Storm Pedersen and Carsten Vejby Møller, who have shared the responsibility up until now.

Over the past few years, R&D has experienced a rapid growth where the number of employees has grown from 75 to 150. Therefore, the organisational change is a natural part of this growth, during which it has been important for the two owners to find a candidate with the right competences.

Axel Manøe's extensive knowledge of the company and the industry in general has been decisive factors in the selection. "Over the past five years, we have had a good working relationship with Axel, where he has contributed to R&D's development from the sideline. For this reason, it is with our full support that we leave him in charge," Morten Storm Pedersen says, one of R&D's owners.

International success

Axel Manøe sees a big potential in the engineering company and expects an interesting future. "R&D is a unique company, as it is made up of a wide range of specialised competences. I look forward to developing the company further, since I believe that the growth potential is bigger than a manufacturing company due to the flexibility we have with 150 engineers," Axel Manøe says and continues: "To a greater extent, R&D needs to be a house of competence and development which can offer specialist knowledge in nearly all engineering disciplines. In that way, we can ensure that we continue to create value for the customer in the future."

R&D has ambitions to expand both nationally and internationally. Currently, the company has branches in Denmark and The Czech Republic but will soon open an office in Germany.
"There is a big national and international potential for the company that has not yet been explored. Our wide range of specialised competences will contribute to solidifying our foothold in the new markets,” Axel Manøe says.