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Tiina Kautonen appointed as CHRO at Ponsse Plc


Ponsse Plc, Stock Exchange Release, October 7, 2022 at 10.00 am (EEST)

Tiina Kautonen appointed as CHRO at Ponsse Plc

Tiina Kautonen has been appointed Ponsse Plc’s new CHRO and a member of the Management Team starting from 1 January 2023. Tiina Kautonen will report to Ponsse Plc’s President and CEO Juho Nummela, and she will be located in Vieremä.

Tiina Kautonen will transfer to Ponsse Group from KONE Corporation from her current role as global Head of HR in KONE New Equipment Business and KONE Marketing and Communications function. Kautonen has worked at KONE in various HR management positions for over 14 years and prior to that at Nokia Corporation’s different human resources roles.

In her position as CHRO Kautonen will be responsible for Ponsse Group’s HR management and the planning and execution of the personnel strategy. She will replace Paula Oksman who will retire after working as the company’s HR Director since 2005.

“I warmly welcome Tiina Kautonen to Ponsse! Tiina Kautonen brings solid international HR experience together with business skills. I trust her ability to continue building the Ponsse spirit and culture, as well as promoting the wellbeing and building the talent and competences in our company. At the same time, I would like to thank Paula Oksman for her excellent work. During Paula’s term as our HR Director, our company has grown significantly, measured by both turnover and the number personnel. In addition, we have held on to our value-driven ways of working, respecting the role of each Ponsse employee as part of the whole,” says Juho Nummela, Ponsse Plc’s President and CEO.

Other members of Ponsse Plc’s eight-member Management Team in addition to CHRO Tiina Kautonen are:

  • Juho Nummela, President and CEO, and Chair of the Management Team
  • Petri Härkönen, CFO and Deputy CEO 
  • Juha Inberg, Technology and R&D Director 
  • Marko Mattila, Sales, Service and Marketing Director 
  • Tapio Mertanen, Service Director 
  • Miika Soininen, Director, Digital Services and IT
  • Tommi Väänänen, Director, Supply Chain 

 Vieremä, 7 October 2022



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Ponsse Plc specialises in the sale, production, maintenance and technology of cut-to-length method forest machines, and is driven by a genuine interest in its customers and their business operations. Ponsse develops and manufactures sustainable and innovative harvesting solutions based on customer needs.

The company was established by forest machine entrepreneur Einari Vidgrén in 1970 and has been a leader in 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.