Jan Räsänen appointed Managing Director of Heinola Sawmill Machinery Inc. – Kari Kiiskinen continues on the Board of Directors
Jan Räsänen, 44, who holds an MSc in industrial engineering, will be Heinola Sawmill Machinery’s new Managing Director from 1 February 2019. The current Managing Director, Kari Kiiskinen will continue on the company’s Board of Directors and as an advisor to the management until autumn 2019, according to the wishes of the shareholders.
Kari Kiiskinen has worked for Heinola Sawmill Machinery for more than 30 years, the last 10 years of which as Managing Director. He felt the time was right for a controlled change in the company’s operational management.
“The clock is ticking and I’m not getting any younger. I expressed my wish to retire this year to the company’s management. They asked me to support Jan until the autumn, during the transition. The change is being implemented in a controlled way, which is in everyone’s interest. We can trust that the company is in good hands during the transition,” says Kiiskinen.
Jan Räsänen has experience working in the mechanical forest industry, most recently as a plant manager at Metsä Wood. He joined Heinola Sawmill Machinery in 2014, and worked as Head of the Project Department before his post as Managing Director.
“It’s great to start a new job in a well-maintained company. Kari has done a great job managing the company. We want to continue to serve our customers with the same expertise and passion as always,” says Räsänen.
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