About us

Seco Consultancy Services is an independent business unit at Seco Tools. Our goal is to advise and support machine shops with their manufacturing challenges. We support manufacturing leaders and companies who have ambitions to improve manufacturing performance, but also have issues identifying the root cause for waste, or lack the necessary resources and know-how to implement sustainable change.
We make metal cutting manufacturers more efficient and solve their manufacturing challenges by
  • Utilizing our global network of highly educated people with unique know-how (theoretical and practical) and world class machining expertise
  • Providing suitable digital solutions to enable fast change and sustainable progress
  • Accessing our unique portfolio of global partners in the metal cutting, manufacturing, and digital spaces
  • Implementing our customer improvement programs that solve manufacturing challenges with a strong focus on the customers culture

Our team

Anders Ericsson
Anders Ericsson

Vice President Seco Consultancy Services

Anders stepped in as VP Seco Consultancy Services beginning of 2018 having a solid background in the manufacturing industry ranging from corporate innovation to hands-on shop floor experience as a production specialist. Anders holds a PhD in material science, speaks four languages and spends his time off together with his family either on the sea or in the mountains.

Carl-Henrik Sjolund
Carl-Henrik Sjölund

Director Consultancy Services

After 30 years in product and sales management with the last 20 years as Managing Director for Seco Switzerland, Carl-Henrik took on the challenge to start up Seco Consultancy in 2016. Carl-Henrik holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from University of Linköping. He lives in Switzerland in Port near Biel and has both a Swedish and a Swiss citizenship. He speaks broken German, French, English and Swedish.

Maxime Coutat
Maxime Coutat

Managing Consultant

Maxime has been working with production management and change projects for nearly ten years. He has successfully transformed the fortunes of several global production facilities and he believes that the keys to success are in finding the way to give rhythm and pace to the life of a factory with open dialogue and transparency.

Ben Alexander

Business Manager Online Services

Ben has been working in manufacturing for over 14 years and has always been focused on digital services and solutions. He is responsible for our portfolio of digital services and the team that work with them.

Patrick De Vos
Patrick de Vos

Business Manager On-Site Services

Patrick has over 35 years experience in manufacturing and machining techniques. He is the creator of STEP (Seco Technical Education Program) and responsible for Seco’s technical education activities. Since the creation of STEP more than 210,000 people worldwide have attended a class. Patrick is also the author of the “Metal Cutting, theories in practice”, “Tool Deterioration, Best Practices” and “Applied Metal Cutting Physics, Best Practice” books. He holds an MSc in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and Manufucturing Technology and is fluent in Dutch, English and French.

Olivier Julien
Olivier Julien

Manufacturing Consultant

Olivier has an MSc in Manufacturing Management and a Bsc in Automotive Mechanical Engineering. He has 8 years of experience in production and operational excellence and 3 years of laboratory testing machine design. Olivier has a deep understanding of lean manufacturing, project management, change management, performance diagnostics, implementation of operational excellence programs and root cause analysis. He speaks French and English and has previously worked for SKF and Saint Gobain.

Jorgen Andersson
Jörgen Andersson

Machining Process Advisor

Jörgen has 28 years of experience in production and maching processes including 12 years within the Seco Tools organization in various positions such as  R&D, Product Management and now Seco Consultancy Services. He specializes in machining processes and milling applications. Jörgen speaks Swedish and English and holds an MSc in Metallurgy & Material Science.

Maria Stromberg Bylund
Maria Strömberg Bylund

Machining Process Advisor

Maria holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management with focus on Production Systems and TQM. She has over 10 years experience on the factory floor and during the last 10 years she has been working at Seco Tools R&D where she worked with new product development and project management. Maria speaks Swedish and English and has good knowledge of metal cutting theories and models, machining processes, CNC programming and CAD.

Janardhan N
Janardhan N

Global Product Specialist

Janardhan has been working with the CAD/CAM area for over a decade now and has been very much focused on Engineering Services. He is primarily responsible for providing expert solutions for complex manufacturing.

Patrik Löfström

Digital Service Owner – Seco Vision

Patrik has nearly 30 years of experience from various industries, working with everything from production engineering to IT infrastructure. He has been with SECO for four years, mostly involved with our vending solutions. Patrik is now responsible for our machine monitoring initiative and speaks Swedish and English.

Magnus Tillman
Magnus Tillman

Digital Service Owner – Seco Point

Magnus has been in the metal cutting industry for 25 years, ranging from being responsible for managing US manufacturing units to managing tool management systems.
Born and raised in Sweden, Magnus has resided in North America for the last 18 years concentrating on customer and distributor relations.

Rasmus Horstedt
Rasmus Hörstedt

Customer Success Manager

Rasmus been dedicated to the vending business for half a decade and helped numerous customers convert from mess to storage success! With  his background in computer engineering Rasmus is the perfect teamplayer to discuss technical details with!

Brent Wilkinson
Brent Wilkinson

IT Manager

Over 18 years of experience working with software development teams to provide operational and strategic digital solutions within a number of department functions, managing requirements, solutions, development and delivery with Seco Consultancy Services
Joakim Gustafsson