Andy Vesa Vihavainen
CEO, COO, Senior Executive Global Operations and Business Development, MBA, M.Sc.Econ.
- Forest Grove, Oregon
Highly Energetic and Passionate Leader with dedication for growth & profit in global business who overcomes complex business challenges and makes high-stakes decisions using experience-backed judgement. Strong work ethic and proponent of empowerment and accountability. Consistent record of delivering results in growth, revenue, operational performance and profit. Driven by vision, strategy and execution. Implementing Key Performance Indicators and controlling results. Introducing continuous improvement and zero defect mentality. Leadership experience in the USA, Europe, Russia, and China for investment goods, industrial components, dental and medical devices, software, electronics, contract manufacturing, distribution and retail. Fast growth experience in the USA. International experience in corporate strategy, business development, sales & marketing, and manufacturing. Start-up experience in China, the Czech Republic, and the USA. Merger and Private Equity experience in Europe.Turnaround, re-engineering and down sizing experience in Europe and the USA. Fluent in spoken and written English, German, Finnish and Swedish.
To be a top performer and an international leader focused on success with "whatever it takes" mentality. Life-long learning personally and as a member of result oriented teams. Networking globally for business and private friendships. I also want to help others to learn and succeed.
Advising the management regarding European customers.
Ensuring corporate governance, corporate guidelines, and follow-up of local performance and budgets.
Ensuring corporate governance and guidelines, follow-up of budgets and performance.
Ensuring establishing, hiring MD, planning, budget and corporate guidelines.
Software for competitive playing on-line.
Ensuring corporate governance and guidelines, following-up with budget, cost control and product transfer. Visiting partners and customers.
Ensuring corporate governance, guidelines, plans and budgets and follow-up.
Electronics and power electronics manufacturing for airline, elevator, medical, telecom, and other industries.
Looking at sales side and customer relations.
Power back-up power systems and electronics manufacturing for telecom and power generation industries.
Wooden shelving systems manufacturing and retail stores. Export to Japan, Denmark, Germany, and the USA.
Import, distribution and sales of dental units, patient chairs, filling materials, furniture, and dental laboratory materials. Running operations from Prague also for Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania. www.planmeca.com
Distance study program on Corporate Strategy - Dynamic Capabilities - Product Development
Leadership and Environment
Diplom-Kaufmann: Organization, Controlling, and Production
Music - writing songs. International relations through associations like chamber of commerce.