Darko Pervan receives Founders Alliance award

Founders AllianceStockholm, Sweden—Darko Pervan, the founder and former CEO of Välinge, has received the Founders Alliance Founder of the Year Honorary Award 2021.

The Founder of the Year Honorary Award would be the organization’s most prestigious. The recipient is considered to have made a lifelong contribution to sustainable and long-term business building and is a role model for other founders, companies and society at large.

Pervan is a titan of the flooring world and is involved in the industry’s leading innovations, the company said. In addition to founding Välinge Innovation in 1993, he initiated and led the development of the world’s first laminate floor. He also developed the first floor with a mechanical locking system in the early 1990s and led Välinge’s wood powder project that led to the innovative Woodura surface technology. Today, the company said it will continue to revolutionize the industry as CEO of Pervanovo.

“Over the years I have received many awards, but this one is different,” Pervan said. “This award was given to me by my colleagues, other founders and entrepreneurs and that makes it extra special.”

The Founders Alliance is a business collaboration forum that was founded here in 2002. The modus operandi is to help founders of global growth companies and large-scale companies build long-term relationships that inspire, develop and enable more and better business.

“Darko is a very worthy winner of the Founder of the Year Honorary Award and everyone at Välinge is very proud of his achievement,” said Niclas Håkansson, CEO of Välinge Innovation. “Our company was built on Darko’s vision and drive, and those principles guide us to this day as we continue to develop our flooring and furniture technologies and begin our journey to become the world’s largest, most innovative and sustainable flooring manufacturer and distributor. in our chosen categories.”

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