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Company Management

Management Team

Topi Paananen
Chief Executive Officer

Tel. +358 20 707 5205
Mob. +358 50 384 3001
topi.paananen@peikko.com

Topi Paananen, M.Sc. (Econ) has been Peikko Group's CEO since 2010. He has worked at Peikko since 2005 and has previously held the positions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director, International Operations. Before joining Peikko, Topi worked in the mobile phone component business (Eimo/Foxconn) and decorative coatings business (Akzo Nobel).

Kjell-Ole Gjestemoen
Vice President
Human Resources

Tel. +358 20 707 511
Mob. +47 9911 9116
kjell-ole.gjestemoen@peikko.com

Kjell-Ole Gjestemoen, B.Sc. (Eng), has been responsible for Peikko Group's Human Resources since 2016. He has worked at Peikko since 2000 and has previously held the positions of Vice President, Europe and Managing Director of Peikko Norge As. Before his career at Peikko, Kjell-Ole worked in sales and marketing positions in a sanitary business and as a Construction Engineer in an engineering company (Multiconsult).

Taru Leinonen
Vice President
Research and Development

Tel. +358 20 707 5288
Mob. +358 44 712 3591
taru.leinonen@peikko.com

Taru Leinonen, M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) is responsible for Peikko’s Research and Development since 2006 including product development, product approvals, technical information and tools for designers as well as intellectual property rights. Taru has worked at Peikko since 2000 in various R&D positions. Prior to joining Peikko, she had a long career in structural engineering (Insinööritoimisto Matti Ollila & Co).

Jukka Turva
Chief Financial Officer

Tel. +358 20 707 5275
Mob. +358 44 712 3675
jukka.turva@peikko.com

Jukka Turva, M.Sc. (Econ) has been responsible for the Finance of Peikko Group since 2013. Jukka has worked for Peikko since 2011 and started his career at Peikko as a Business Controller. Before joining Peikko he held various finance and business control positions in the forest industry (UPM Corporation).

Kim Salvén
Vice President
Sales & Marketing

Tel. +358 20 707 511
Mob. +358 40 753 4595
kim.salven@peikko.com

Kim Salvén is responsible for Peikko Group's Sales and Marketing. Kim joined Peikko in spring 2016. Earlier he held the position of Sales Director at Konecranes, where he was responsible for harbour crane sales in Europe. Kim has an extensive experience in B&B sales and sales management from different industries.

Andrius Surantas
Vice President
Operations

Tel. +358 20 707 511
Mob. +370 614 81886
andrius.surantas@peikko.com

Andrius Surantas, Ph.D. (Civil Engineering) is responsible for Peikko’s operations in Lithuania. Andrius become a Peikko employee when Peikko acquired a steel structure factory in Kaunas, Lithuania in 2006, where Andrius worked as Plant Manager. At Peikko, Andrius has been Managing Director of Peikko Lithuania and Managing Director of Peikko Slovakia. 

Extended Management Team

Michal Horak
Vice President
Asia Pacific

Tel. +420 7744 58173 (EU)
Mob. +1 215 400 1967 (US)
michal.horak@peikko.com

Michal Horak, (Eng) is responsible for Peikko’s operations in Asia Pacific. He has worked for Peikko since 2006 in various positions: Managing Director of Peikko Slovakia, Business Development positions in Europe and Vice President, North America. Before joining Peikko, Michal held number of positions in the automobile part industry (Valeo) and contract manufacturing (Foxconn).

Esa Rusila
Managing Director
Peikko Finland Oy

Mob. +358 500 844 063
esa.rusila@peikko.com

Esa Rusila, M.Sc. (Eng) is responsible for Peikko’s operations in Finland. Esa started his career at Peikko in 2005 and has worked as ERP Project Manager, Controller, Group Controller and CFO, prior taking business responsibility for the unit in Finland. Prior to joining Peikko, Esa held finance and operations positions in the office furniture industry (Martela) and the food industry (Saarioinen).

Tobias Althaus
Managing Director
Peikko Deutschland GmbH

Mob. +49 170 163 8168
tobias.althaus@peikko.com

Tobias Althaus, M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) has been one of the two Managing Directors of Peikko Germany responsible for purchasing, manufacturing, logistics, quality and technical customer service in Peikko Germany since 2015. Tobias has worked at Peikko since 2000, and has held a number of positions related to design, sales and quality at Peikko Germany, including Quality Manager and Head of the Technical Department.

Paulius Bulota
Managing Director
UAB Peikko Lietuva

Tel. +370 615 407 97
paulius.bulota@peikko.com

Paulius Bulota, M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) is responsible for Peikko’s operations in its factory in Lithuania, as well as for sales throughout the Baltic countries. Paulius became a Peikko employee when Peikko acquired a steel structure factory in Kaunas, Lithuania in 2006, where Paulius worked in Sales and Project Management. He worked in Sales and Design, as well as being Managing Director of Peikko Lithuania 2011-2013. Before taking up his current position in 2017, Paulius was responsible for Peikko’s operations in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, as well as for sales throughout the Middle East.

Martin Fenčák
Managing Director
Peikko Slovakia s.r.o.

Mob. +421 902 130 290
martin.fencak@peikko.com

Martin Fenčák,M.Sc. (Industrial Engineering) has been responsible for Peikko’s operations in Slovakia since 2016. Martin joined Peikko in 2008 and has held various manufacturing-related positions (Process Engineer, Development Engineer, Technical Manager, Operations Manager) at Peikko Slovakia and Peikko China. Prior to joining Peikko, Martin worked in the electronics industry in the Czech Republic and Hungary (Foxconn). 

Christian Gerke
Managing Director
Peikko Deutschland GmbH

Mob. +49 170 165 4736
christian.gerke@peikko.com

Christian Gerke, Certified Construction Engineer, has been one of the two Managing Directors of Peikko Germany responsible for the sales, marketing and administration in Peikko Germany since 2015. Christian has worked at Peikko Germany since 2001 in various sales positions such as Technical Sales Person, Sales Manager and Sales & Marketing Director. Before joining Peikko, he worked as an architectural draftsman in the precast industry (FingerHaus).

Dominic Lemieux
Vice President
North America

Mob. +1 888 734 5567
dominic.lemieux@peikko.com

Dominic Lemieux, M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) is responsible for Peikko’s operations in Canada and the U.S.A. Dominic has been with Peikko since 2005, first at Peikko Finland before moving to Peikko Canada when it was founded in 2007. He has also experience in pre-cast (Oldcastle) and real estate development (Logisbourg).

Antti Rousku
General Manager
Al Rashed Peikko LLC

Mob. +966 56 6838 633
antti.rousku@peikko.com

Antti Rousku is responsible for Peikko’s operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He joined Peikko in 2012, and has held various sales-related positions (Sales Manager, Business Manager, Sales Director) in Finland and Saudi Arabia. Before his career at Peikko, Antti had several years’ experience in sales of construction materials in various companies. He has operated successfully in project, consumer and business-to-business sales.

Radovan Endel
General Manager
Peikko Gulf LLC

Mob. +971 50 279 2215
radovan.endel@peikko.com

Radovan Endel is responsible for Peikko’s operations in the United Arab Emirates. He has been working with Peikko since 2009. At Peikko, Radovan has held various manufacturing-related positions (Production Manager, Operations Manager) in Slovakia and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Peikko, Radovan has held a variety of technical and leadership roles in the manufacturing sector and the electromechanical industry. He has studied Engineering and Technology and graduated with a dual degree in Business Administration.