Peikko Group Management Team
Peikko Group Management Team is responsible for running operations of Peikko Group. The team meets twice a month either face-to-face or via video-meeting. Peikko's Management team is very "hands on" with business. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team members. The team members give the answer to you or guide you to the right contact person inside the company.
Mob. +358 50 3843001
Skype id. topipaananen1971
Mr. Topi Paananen, M.Sc. (Econ) is Peikko Group's Chief Executive Officer since April 2010. Before he worked for Peikko in the position of Chairman of Board 2007-2010 and Director, International Operations 2005-2007. Prior to Peikko Mr. Paananen has achieved experience from mobile phone component business (Eimo/Foxconn 2000-2005) and decorative coatings business (Akzo Nobel, 1996-2000).
Mob. +47 99119116
Skype id. kjole1
Mr. Kjell-Ole Gjestemoen, B.Sc.(Eng), is responsible for Europe. He was the Managing Director of Peikko Norge As during 2001-2006 and started his work to develop and support the Peikko units in 2007. He has worked for Peikko since 2000. Before his career at Peikko, Kjell-Ole worked several years with import/sales/marketing and technique in the sanitary business (1986-1999), and five years as building engineer in consultant company; Multiconsult As in Norway (1980-85).
Mr. Michal Horak,(Eng) , is responsible for North America. He has worked for Peikko since 2006. Before joining Peikko Michal Horak has held number of positions in automobile part supplier industry (Valeo) and contract manufacturing (Foxconn).
Managing Director, Peikko Slovakia S.R.O.
Mob. +358 44 7123586
Skype id. kuusilehtopeikko
Mr. Mikko Kuusilehto, M.Sc.(Eng) is Director, Operations, with the responsibility for Peikko Group’s quality, sourcing, logistics, and manufacturing. As of 1 April 2013 Mikko Kuusilehto is also Managing Director of Peikko Slovakia S.R.O. Kuusilehto worked as Managing Director of Peikko Finland (2008-2013) as well as Area Director in 2008-2011 (Finland and the Baltic countries). Before joining Peikko in 2007 Kuusilehto worked in various sales positions in production automation industry (Kemecweld 2006-2007) and electronics industry (Teknoware 2000-2006).
Sales & Marketing
Mob. +358 40 5209260
Skype id. lehtirai
Mr. Raimo Lehtinen, M.Sc. (Eng), is responsible for Peikko's Sales and Marketing. In 2010-2012 he was responsible for developing and managing the international product management organization at Peikko, that is, the commercialization of Peikko's new products. Raimo Lehtinen was the Managing Director of Peikko1993-2010 and R&D engineer 1989-1993. Before his career at Peikko Raimo Lehtinen was a research engineer at VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland.
Research and Development
Mob. +358 44 7123591
Skype id. taru_leinonen
Mrs Taru Leinonen, M.Sc. (Civil Eng.), has worked at Peikko since 2000 in various R&D positions. Peikko's multicultural R&D team is responsible for new product development, product approvals and IPR issues. Prior to joining Peikko Taru Leinonen made a long career in structural engineering (Insinööritoimisto Matti Ollila & Co of Helsinki, 1986-2000)
Managing Director, Peikko Finland Oy
Skype id. esa_rusila
Mr. Esa Rusila, M.Sc. (Eng), is responsible for the Finance and Administration of Peikko. He joined Peikko in 2005 as a Controller and has had various positions in Finance and Administration. Before joining Peikko Esa Rusila held finance-related positions in Martela Corporation (1999-2005). As of 1 March 2013 Rusila is the Managing Director of Peikko Finland Oy.