KEMET Corporation CEO Per-Olof Loof Inducted into NSU’s 2017 Business and Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

Simpsonville, South Carolina, UNITED STATES

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship inducted Per-Olof Loof into its Hall of Fame, the Huizenga Business College’s highest honor, at an awards ceremony on April 26 at the Signature Grand in Davie, FL. Loof is CEO of the Fort Lauderdale-based KEMET Corporation and the Honorary Consul of Sweden to the State of Florida.

The Hall of Fame award honored Loof for being an accomplished leader and his influence and impact on the community. 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. The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame program celebrated its 28th year in 2017.

"It is an honor to receive one of the most prestigious awards from NSU," says Loof. " I am pleased to join the list of remarkable Hall of Fame inductees and great leaders in our community.”

Loof has served as Honorary Consul of Sweden for the State of Florida since he received his exequatur status from the United States Department of State in 2006. Loof was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® 2012 in the Carolinas and the South Florida Business Journal 2012 Broward Ultimate CEO. In 2014, he was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). He is active in many civic and charitable organizations and his positions include: Member of the Board of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, member of the Board of Governors for the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a Livery man and Freeman of the City of London and a Founding Member of the Guild of Security Professionals, City of London. Loof has an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.


KEMET Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of electronic components that meet the highest standards for quality, delivery and service. The company offers its customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. KEMET’s corporate headquarters are in South Carolina; the company also operates manufacturing facilities, sales and distribution centers around the world. KEMET’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “KEM.” Additional information about KEMET can be found at

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