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Summary

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.

Vendor Client Relationship

Relationship Management in a simple way

Value Circle

Defining Customer Intimacy

Objective

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.

Work History

Jul 2015Present

COO

Sheldon Manufacturing, Inc.

Laboratory equipment, stainless steel shelving, OEM / ODM services

www.shellab.com   www.labarmor.com  www.cascadetek.com/vacuumovens

Nov 2014June 2015

Senior Executive VP

Isku Interior Ltd.

International Operations, Healthcare Business Development, and CEO of occupational healthcare company Apila. www.isku.com

Jan 2012Jan 2014

Chairman

Merivaara AB, Sweden

Ensuring corporate governance, corporate guidelines, and follow-up of local performance and budgets.

Jan 2012Jan 2014

Chairman

Merivaara AS, Norway

Ensuring corporate governance and guidelines, follow-up of budgets and performance.

Jan 2014Jan 2014

Chairman

Merivaara A/S, Denmark

Ensuring establishing, hiring MD, planning, budget and corporate guidelines.

Sep 2006Aug 2011

CEO

Teknikum Group Ltd.

Plastics and Rubber manufacturing for automotive, elevator, mining, ship building, power generation, telecom, and other industries.

www.teknikum.com

Jan 2010Jan 2011

Chairman

Teknikum Technology Suzhou Co. Ltd., China

Ensuring corporate governance and guidelines, following-up with budget, cost control and product transfer. Visiting partners and customers.

Jan 2010Jan 2011

Chairman

Teknikum Russia

Ensuring corporate governance, guidelines, plans and budgets and follow-up.

Jul 2000Jun 2006

President

Efore USA Inc.

Electronics and power electronics manufacturing for airline, elevator, medical, telecom,  and other industries.

Jan 2004Jan 2006

Board Member

Efore Suzhou Electronics Co. Ltd., China

Looking at sales side and customer relations.

Aug 1997Jun 2000

Managing Director

Muuntolaite Oy

Power back-up power systems and electronics manufacturing for telecom and power generation  industries.

Aug 1994Jul 1997

Managing Director

Lundia Ltd.

Wooden shelving systems manufacturing and retail stores. Export to Japan, Denmark, Germany, and the USA.

Jan 1992Jul 1994

Managing Director Czech and Area Director East-Europe

Czech-Plandent SRO

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

Education

Apr 2003Present

PhD. cand.

University of Jyväskylä

Distance study program on Corporate Strategy - Dynamic Capabilities - Product Development

Certifications

20052025

US Green Card

Homeland Security

Interest

Music - writing songs. International relations through associations like chamber of commerce.