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Changes in Peikko’s management

Christian Gerke has been appointed Vice President, Sales and Mervi Kainulainen Vice President, Marketing and Communications as of 12 of August 2024. They both will be members of the Management Team for Peikko Group and report directly to the CEO Topi Paananen. 

Christian Gerke has over 20 years of solid and extensive experience at Peikko and is currently acting as one of the Managing Directors for Peikko Deutschland GmbH. Christian has also held several sales positions in the company, being part of growing the business in the DACH region from some millions of euros to the current, close to 50 MEUR level. 

Mervi Kainulainen has over 15 years of strong and versatile experience in marketing and communications roles within the energy and construction industries. Mervi has been working at Peikko for more than seven years and currently holds the position of Marketing Director for Peikko Group.

At the same time with the above changes, Tobias Althaus will take the role of sole Managing Director for Peikko Deutschland GmbH. Kim Salvén, the current Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Peikko, will end his career at the company during August 2024.

“It is great that both Christian Gerke and Mervi Kainulainen have agreed to join our Management Team, to support Peikko’s growth journey in the coming years. Their strong experience from Peikko and their skills will be highly beneficial, especially when creating business within new markets and customer segments. Also, I am grateful for Kim Salvén for his excellent contributions over the past eight years and pleased that Tobias Althaus has agreed to take on more responsibilities for our German team. A great team makes a great future”, comments Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

Further information:
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
Mobile +358 50 384 3001, email [email protected]

Peikko Group in brief

Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ construction. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more sustainable way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 12 countries. Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 262 million in 2023. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs over 2,000 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: