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Fractal's Hannes Wallin Resigns as CEO, to Continue as Chairman

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Fractal's Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Hannes Wallin, in a LinkedIn post, announced that he is resigning as CEO of the company with effect from January 1, Fractal's board has selected current VP of Sales, Jonas Holst, to succeed him as CEO on that date. Wallin will continue as Chairman of the company, and stated that he remains the company's largest shareholder, to reassure everyone that he remains interested in the growth of the company. He stated that his decision to resign as CEO is of his own accord, and that he believed it to be in the best interests of the company.



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Never knew who their CEO was and as long as things dont change too much in engineering dept wont care who their new CEO is.
honestly same; I've not looked further than Fractal for years and years.
 
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I remember when the first define was released. It was like a cheaper version of Antec 183. How far they've come!
 

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I pretty much only use Fractal cases. I have a Define R4 in white, Meshify C in white, and a Torrent Compact in black.. well it’s mostly glass I guess :D
 
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I've always been a fan of clean, understated design.

Before they came around I was using a Silverstone FT01 and a modded Antec P180 Mini.
Since then I've had a Define Mini, Arc Mini, Meshify C and Meshify II Compact.

So long as they just keep doing what they're doing I'm good :)
 
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Never knew who their CEO was and as long as things dont change too much in engineering dept wont care who their new CEO is.
You should - a bad CEO will definitely meddle in Engineering matters so as to "better" things that are already working right.
 
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You should - a bad CEO will definitely meddle in Engineering matters so as to "better" things that are already working right.
I agree to disagree. On the consumer level, you need not to know the inner workings of a company or their staff. What matters is their stuff.
 

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Benchmark Scores I dont have time for that.
Fractal's board has selected current VP of Sales
Rip fractal. Sales people have to much decision creep as is in the tech industry.
 
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I agree to disagree. On the consumer level, you need not to know the inner workings of a company or their staff. What matters is their stuff.
Ideally, sure. In the real world - look what happened to Artesian Builds.
 
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Ideally, sure. In the real world - look what happened to Artesian Builds.
What happened at Artesian Builds is exactly what should've happened.
 
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What happened at Artesian Builds is exactly what should've happened.
Yeah, to the CEO. But what about the staff of the east coast factory? They did their job right, but the company still went down because of Katz.
 
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Yeah, to the CEO. But what about the staff of the east coast factory? They did their job right, but the company still went down because of Katz.
People who do their job right will always have a place to go in situations like this.

If I'm not mistaken the exact same people have started a new company right there and then doing almost exactly the same as before.
 
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