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14.6.2017

Changes in Ponsse's area sales organisation

There will be changes in the organisation of Ponsse Group's Area Directors
responsible for the operations of the international network. Area directors are
responsible for developing Ponsse’s sales and service in their market areas,
and they report to Sales and Marketing Director Jarmo Vidgrén. International
business accounts for 77 per cent of the company’s net sales. 

Forester Janne Tarvainen (49) has been appointed Ponsse Plc's Area Director
responsible for the markets in Spain, Portugal, South Africa and Australia,
starting 5 June 2017. Tarvainen is located in Vieremä, Finland. 

Janne Tarvainen transfers to his new position from his company PileForest Ltd.
Tarvainen has previously worked as the district sales manager for Junttan Ltd
and in various international sales and marketing roles. Between 1994 and 1998,
Tarvainen worked as a project and district sales manager for Ponsse Plc,
responsible for the Russian and Latin American markets. 

Besides Great Britain and Ireland, the Managing Director of Ponsse UK Ltd and
Ponsse Ireland, Gary Glendinning, will also be responsible for Ponsse's markets
in Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. Glendinning is located in
Lockerbie, UK. 

Besides the Baltic Countries, Area Director Jussi Hentunen will also be
responsible for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Hentunen will also
continue as a used machine product manager, and his location is in Vieremä,
Finland. 

Besides the Uruguay operations, Ponsse Uruguay Ltd’s Managing Director, Martin
Toledo, will also be responsible for Ponsse’s operations in Chile and
Argentina. Toledo’s location is Paysandú, Uruguay. 

Ponsse China Ltd’s Managing Director, Risto Kääriäinen, will continue in the
management of Ponsse’s operations in China and will also be responsible for
Ponsse’s operations in Japan. Kääriäinen is located in Vieremä, Finland. 

Area Director Janne Vidgrén is responsible for Ponsse’s operations in Germany
and Austria until 1 August 2017 after which he will concentrate on his work as
a member of the Ponsse Plc Board. The new person responsible for Ponsse´s
markets in Germany and Austria will be announced later. 

Ponsse AB’s Managing Director, Carl-Henrik Hammar, will continue in the
management of Ponsse´s operations in Sweden and Denmark. Hammar’s location is
in Surahammar, Sweden. 

OOO Ponsse’s Managing Director, Jaakko Laurila, will continue in the management
of Ponsse’s operations in Russia and Belarus, and is located in Saint
Petersburg, Russia. 

Country Director Jani Liukkonen will continue in the management of Ponsse’s
operations in Finland and is located in Vieremä, Finland. 

Area Director Eero Lukkarinen continues in the management of Ponsse’s
operations in Canada and is located in Joensuu, Finland. 

Ponsse Latin America Ltda’s Managing Director, Marko Mattila, continues in the
management of Ponsse’s operations in Brazil. Mattila is located in Mogi das
Cruzes, Brazil. 

Ponssé S.A.S.’s Managing Director, Clément Puybaret, continues in the
management of Ponsse’s operations in Gondreville, France. 

Ponsse North America Inc’s Managing Director Pekka Ruuskanen continues in the
management of Ponsse’s operations in the USA and is located in Rhinelander,
USA. 

Ponsse AS’s Managing Director, Sigurd Skotte, continues in the management of
Ponsse’s operations in Norway and is located in Kongsvinger, Norway. 



Vieremä, 14 June 2017

PONSSE OYJ

Jarmo Vidgrén
Sales and Marketing Director


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Jarmo Vidgrén, Sales and Marketing Director, tel. +358 400 576 534

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Ponsse Plc specialises in the sales, production, maintenance and technology of
cut-to-length forest machines. Its operations are guided by a genuine interest
in its customers and their business operations. The company develops and
manufactures innovative harvesting solutions that follow the principles of
sustainable development and are based on customer needs. 

The company was established by forest machine entrepreneur Einari Vidgrén in
1970, and it has been a pioneer of timber harvesting solutions based on the
cut-to-length method ever since. Ponsse is headquartered in Vieremä, Finland.
The Company’s shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic List.