KEMPPI PRESS RELEASE 3 OCTOBER 2023 10.15 EET
Changes in Kemppi Oy’s Management Team: CEO Ville Vuori leaves the company
Ville Vuori will leave his position as Kemppi Oy's CEO at his own request.
"I feel that I have accomplished what I had as my target when I started at Kemppi. These have been an amazing six years in a great company. Thank you for your trust. We achieved a lot as a team, and now it is the right moment for me to move on and continue my work as a board professional," says Ville Vuori.
"We warmly thank Ville for his commitment and valuable contribution to Kemppi. His term has included an extraordinary number of special events – acquisition of Trafimet, the construction of a greenfield operation in China, enabling Kempower's spin-off, the coronavirus crisis, the war in Ukraine, the shutdown of Russian operations – just to mention a few of them. Ville has steered the company through all these twists and turns, while developing the company with great determination and creating an enthusiastic atmosphere around him. We wish Ville success in a new phase of his life," says Teresa Kemppi-Vasama, Chairman of the Board.
The search for a successor to the CEO has already begun. To ensure a smooth transition, Katri Sahlman, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, will temporarily assume the duties of the CEO, effective immediately.
For more information, please contact:
Communications Manager, Kemppi Oy
Tel. +358 40 510 8604
Kemppi in brief
Kemppi is the design leader in the arc welding industry. We are committed to boosting the quality and productivity of welding by continuous development of the welding arc and by working for a greener and more equal world. Kemppi supplies sustainable products, digital solutions, and services for professionals from industrial welding companies to single contractors. The usability and reliability of our products is our guiding principle. We operate with a highly skilled partner network covering over 70 countries to make its expertise locally available. Headquartered in Lahti, Finland, Kemppi employs close to 800 professionals in 16 countries and has a revenue of 195 MEUR in 2022.
Kemppi – Designed for welders