We would like to welcome our latest hire to the Chamber

Meet Andreas Drakenberg, our new Marketing & Event Intern. Since arriving in Texas earlier this year he’s been occupied planning and coordinating events for our chapter in Austin. What’s your connection to America? I can’t say that I have one, apart from the general fascination I perceive most Swedes to […]

Meet Cilla Wichmann, Director, SACC Dallas

Cilla, tell us about yourself, who you are and your background? I am born in Miami, FL by Danish/Norwegian parents, and was taken to Sweden as an infant. Grew up and graduated in Stockholm and have also lived in Vetlanda, Marstrand (Gothenburg) and Vollsjö (Malmö). Moved to Terrell, TX in […]

The Story of Stockholm Krystal Vodka

Interview with Erica Swenson-Ingebrigtsen, Director of Sales and Marketing, Stockholm Imports, Inc. Who started the company and where? My father, Chet Swenson, a California entrepreneur with family ties to Sweden, formed Stockholm Imports, Inc.  In the late 1990’s he learned the government of Sweden opened up the licensing of vodka […]

Interview with Gustav Einarsson, owner of Texas Sports Academy

SACCTX: Please give us a brief describtion of your academy. Gustav Einarsson: Texas Sports Academy (below called TSA) was started in August 2010. The concept is originally from Sweden. During the spring 2011 we have our first tuition semester with practice groups of children, 4-9 years old, in Dallas. Our […]

Thinking Global, Acting Local

An interview with Jan Persson, CEO, Lamiflex Inc. We recently had the pleasure to sit down with our newest business member, Jan Persson, CEO of Lamiflex Inc. Persson recently moved to Houston to take on the challenge of expanding the firms U.S. industrial packaging business targeting the oil field services […]

From Molecules to Treatments

The Houston Chapter of Swedish Chamber Of Commerce in Texas invited to a Wine Reception featuring Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Director for the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at University of Houston. Jan-Åke Gustafsson, a renowned Swedish scientist recruited to University of Houston and a member of both the National […]

All About Energy!

Interview with Mats Olsson, Corporate Director of Technology at Dresser Inc. I met up with Mats Olsson at Dresser Wayne’s head quarters in Austin.  Dresser Wayne is the largest division of Dresser Inc. and the area where Mats has spent most of his impressive 30 year career with the company.  […]

Dallas Real Estate Market: Signs for promising future growth

Interview with Bo Bostrom, Realtor and Associate with Virginia Cook Realtors in Dallas, Texas. Bo is currently a Realtor for the Virginia Cook Realtors in Dallas, Texas, and provides quality services to both residential as well as commercial clientele throughout the DFW area. When questioned about the temperature of the […]

Changing the Game in Executive Recruitment

A successful business is formed from a blend of 3 key ingredients:  an innovative product, a viable business plan, and the right people. “People are the secret to the sauce,” says Swedish native Bjorn Kirchdorfer, Partner at Top Gun Ventures (www.topgunventures.com), a retained executive recruiting firm based in Austin. “The […]

SACC-Texas assists NASA with Space Station broadcast

How did a small Swedish owned consulting and translation firm get to work with NASA? You guessed it SACC-Texas. We helped with connecting the parties for the live Swedish/English simultaneous translation that took place during the Discovery/ISS 128 flight in September 2009. Christer Fuglesang had two Discovery/ISS inflight events involving […]