It looks like not only SWAN and Saab are very critical about Guy Lofalk’s role in the reconstruction. Sverigesradio.se have spoken to Lars Holmqvist, the CEO of CLEPA. He is very critical on how Lofalk has acted during the process.
– What I hear from Victor Muller, what reads in the newspapers and what is from our industry, he has (Lofalk) acted like he either had assumed that he was the owner of the company or that he was the liquidator of the company, and none of it’s the case. That in his role as administrator to act on their own and thereby interfere with sensitive business solutions, it only shows that he has misunderstood his role and he does not have a clue how to handle these things in our industry, says Lars Holmqvist to P4 West.
When asked why Lowfalk acts this way, Holmqvist admits that he has no idea.
– I have wondered many times over himself. I’ve just noticed his slightly strange way to work and how it interferes with the negotiations. He claims to have Saab’s management with them, I can say that it is not the perception I have said Holmqvist.
I have not been a fan of Lofalk before, hearing this from someone else than Victor or Hans Hugenholtz is an indication that there are some serious issues that are better solved soon. If nessesary, I’d advocate to replace him with someone who knows how to act in such difficult times.
Honestly, I don’t get why Lofalk is stating in public that he thinks the time is over while negotiations are still ongoing and GM hasn’t even decided yet. He may think that way and state it behind closed doors but right now saying it in public only damages the company and the process even more.
My feel is that he has been on his own crusade must of the time, for whatever reason. I don’t believe in conspiracies but sometimes it looks like he just wants to push to a solution that excludes Victor, no matter what it takes rather than looking for the best solution for Saab. Get me right, I don’t blame him for the situation Saab is in, I just want him to do his job and focus on finding a viable solution for the sake of Saab and it’s employees, dealers and suppliers. And after all, for us, too.