FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce (SACC) of Florida is pleased to announce that it has named Per-Olof Loof the 2015 Swede of the Year at its annual gala dinner on October 3rd at the Grand Bay Club in Key Biscayne. Loof is CEO of the Fort Lauderdale-based KEMET Corporation and the Consul of Sweden to the State of Florida.
Mr. Loof was honored for his achievements on behalf of the Swedish community. SACC is a key facilitator in the development of trade relations and investment opportunities between the United States and Sweden.
A prominent international electronics industry executive, Loof has been Chief Executive Officer of KEMET Electronics Corporation since 2005. KEMET Electronics, originally founded in 1919, is a leading global supplier of electronic components, known for providing the highest standards of quality, delivery and service.
This award honors Loof for his outstanding contribution to the Swedish community by developing the Swedish Consulate into an important service entity for Swedes in Florida. The award also recognizes his leadership role in the initiation and founding of the Swedish Church in Florida, and for being its main financier.
"We are grateful to Per-Olof Loof for his support of the Swedish community in Florida," said Jonas Haeger, President SACC of Florida. "His achievements and leadership will have an impact for generations to come."
"I am honored to receive this prestigious honor," says Loof. "I'm proud of the great influence that Swedes and Scandinavians have had, and continue to have, on South Florida."
About KEMET Corporation
KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. We offer our customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. Our vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." Additional information about KEMET can be found at http://www.kemet.com.
Dr. John C. Boan
SOURCE KEMET Corporation