Management

CEO

The Board of Directors appoints and, if necessary, dismisses the CEO and decides on the CEO’s terms of employment, defined in a written service contract approved by the Board. The CEO is appointed to the post until further notice. The Board of Directors evaluates the CEO’s work and performance in achieving the assigned targets. The CEO cannot be elected as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. The CEO is responsible for ensuring that the targets, plans, guidelines and goals set by the Board are carried out within Harvia. According to the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act, the CEO ensures that the accounting practices of the company comply with the law and that asset management is arranged in a reliable manner.

Tapio Pajuharju acts as the CEO of Harvia, appointed by the Board of Directors.

 

MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Management Team supports the CEO and is responsible for the development and operational management of the Group, in accordance with the goals set by the Board of Directors and the CEO. The Management Team also defines the operating principles and procedures in line with the direction given by the Board of Directors. The Management Team convenes monthly and when needed, and focuses on strategic questions concerning the Group and businesses. Questions concerning financial development, governance, corporate responsibility and development projects are regularly on the agenda. The CEO acts as the chairperson of the Group’s Management Team.

TAPIO PAJUHARJU
CEO

TAPIO PAJUHARJU

CEO
Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration
born 1963, Finnish citizen
CEO and member of the Management Team from 2016
Member of the Board of Directors of Harvia in 2014–2016
Shares: 240,000

Work history:
CEO of Hartwall Ab Oy in 2014–2016, CEO of Lumene Oy in 2004–2014. Management positions at Huhtamäki Group in 1988–2004.

Positions of trust:
Member of the Board of Directors of Varamiespalvelu Group Oy since 2010 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eezy Oyj. (formerly VMP Oyj)  since 2019,  Member of the Board of Directors of Forshire Midco Oy and Forshire Bidco Oy since 2017, of Walki Group Oy in 2016–2018, of Halti Oy in 2012–2014 and Jääkiekon SM-liiga Oy in 2013–2017.

ARI VESTERINEN
Chief Financial Officer

ARI VESTERINEN

Chief Financial Officer
Master of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
born 1963, Finnish citizen
Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Team since 2014
Shares: 131,666

Work history:
Management consultant at LEAD Partners Oy in 2011–2014, Chief Financial Officer at TylöHelo Group in 1995–2011 and various positions in the group companies, such as Chief Financial Officer at Saunatec Oyj while the company was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, along with his position as Chief Financial Officer. CEO of Helo Oy in 2010–2011 and as the CEO of Helo GmbH in 1993–2006.

Positions of trust:
Member of the Board of Directors of TylöHelo Group Oy 2009–2011 and in several TylöHelo Group companies.

DAVID AHONEN
Export Director

DAVID AHONEN

Export Director
Vocational qualification in business and administration
born 1966, Finnish citizen
Export Director since 2016
Member of the Management Team since 2014
Shares: 120,000

Work history:
Harvia’s Export Manager in 1996–2016.

Positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kiinteistö Oy Killerin Tenniskeskus since 2010, member of the Board of Directors of Benlop Oy since 2012.

TIMO HARVIA
Director, Research & Development and Quality

TIMO HARVIA

Director, Research & Development and Quality
Master of Science degree in Engineering
born 1978, Finnish citizen
Director, Research & Development and Quality since 2016
Member of the Management Team since 2014
Shares: 128,750

Work history:
Research & Development Director of Harvia Oy in 2014–2016, Research & Development Manager in 2010–2014 and as a Product Designer in 2004–2010.

Positions of trust:
Deputy member of the Board of Directors of Tiipeti Oy since 2014.

TOMAS HJÄLMEBY
Sales Director, Scandinavia

TOMAS HJÄLMEBY

Sales Director, Scandinavia
Technical education and professional experience in construction of wooden houses
born 1968, Swedish citizen
Sales director in Scandinavia since November 2018
Member of the Management Team since November 2018
Shares: 1500

Work history:
Scandinavian Sales Director at TylöHelo AB in 2015–2018, regional Sales Manager at Inwido Sweden AB in 2013–2015, Sales Manager at GGM Plast AB in 2011–2013. Various sales and marketing management positions in companies providing construction equipment.

ANSSI PELKONEN
Sales Director, Finland

ANSSI PELKONEN

Sales Director, Finland
Vocational qualification in business and administration
born 1964, Finnish citizen
Sales Director in Finland
Member of the Management Team since 2014
Shares: 63,500

Work history:
Harvia’s Sales Director in Finland, Sweden and Norway from 2014 to November 2018, Shop Manager at Carlson Oy in 2010–2014, Sales Manager at Harvia Oy in 2000–2010. Sales Representative at Black & Decker Oy in 1995–1999.

MIKA SUOJA
Vice President, Operations & Sourcing

MIKA SUOJA

Vice President, Operations & Sourcing
Master of Engineering degree
born 1975, Finnish citizen
Production and Sourcing Director and Member of the Management Team since 2016
Shares: 35,000

Work history:
Director, Materials Administration at the Central Finland Health Care District in 2016, Chief Operating Officer at Pikval Oy in 2015–2016 and company’s Production Director in 2012–2015, Technology Director at Kojair Tech Oy in 2010–2012 and Production Manager at Sovella Oy in 2004–2009.

MARKUS WÖRMANSEDER
Sales Director, Central Europe

MARKUS WÖRMANSEDER

Sales Director, Central Europe
Technical chemistry, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
born 1974, Austrian citizen
Sales Director, Central Europe since 2017, Managing Director of Sentiotec GmbH since 2007
Member of the Management Team since 2017
Shares: 120,000

Work history:
Sales and marketing positions at AXAVIA Software GmbH, BEKO Engineering and Cadison Software GmbH.

RAINER KUNZ
Managing director of EOS Group

RAINER KUNZ

Study of law
Born July 1964, German citizen
Managing Partner of EOS Group from 2013
Member of the Management Team since 2020
Shares: 35.000

Work history:
Managing Director of Rainer Kunz Immobilien in 1992-2016, Managing Director of Saunatechnik GmbH in 2011-2013, CEO of Günther Group in 2003-2011.

Positions of trust:
General Representative of the Shareholder family of Günther Group in 2003–2011, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IVA Federal Association in 2005–2011, Member of the Board of Directors of ttz Federal Association in 2004–2011 and of WIB Federal Association in 2005–2011.

PÄIVI JUOLAHTI
Vice President, Marketing

PÄIVI JUOLAHTI

Vice President, Marketing
Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration
Born 1976, Finnish citizen
Member of the Management Team since 2020
Shares: 1000

Work history
Leadership positions in new business development and innovation at Fazer Group 2015-2020, leadership positions in marketing, new business development and product management at F-Secure Corporation 2000-2015

Positions of Trust
Member of the Board of Directors of Silmux Oy since 2016, Member of the Board of Directors at Solar Foods Ltd. 2019-2020