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Moventas appoints new management team members

World-leading industrial and wind gear manufacturer and service provider Moventas has today appointed new members, CFO Mikko Viitala and CTO Niels Hammer, in its global management team.

World-leading industrial and wind gear manufacturer and service provider Moventas has today appointed new members, CFO Mikko Viitala and CTO Niels Hammer, in its global management team.

M.Sc. (Econ.) Mikko Viitala (pictured) has been appointed Moventas’ Chief Financial Officer as well as member of the General Management Team and Board of Directors as of 1 August, 2013. Viitala takes global responsibility of Moventas’ financial operations and business development. Previously Viitala worked in several senior financial management positions in Finnish steel and steel construction company Rautaruukki.

Veli Kronqvist , Moventas CFO and member of the General Management Team and the Board of Directors will reach his contractual retirement age in 2014 and retire thereafter. He will continue with Moventas until his retirement, in senior consultancy and financial management projects.

Moventas’ Chief Technological Officer, Dr. Niels Hammer has also been appointed member of the General Management Team as of today. Hammer, who joined Moventas from Siemens, was appointed Moventas’ CTO in the beginning of this year.

Mikko Viitala and Niels Hammer both report to President & CEO Mikael Laine .

Mikael Laine
President & CEO
Moventas

Moventas is one of the world’s leading industrial and wind gear manufacturers providing power transmission solutions to a variety of industries including the wind energy, pulp and paper, mining, and marine markets in addition to supplying comprehensive services for the overhaul, maintenance and remote management of gears. Moventas has 950 employees in 15 countries and a worldwide partner network. Moventas is part of the global engineering group Clyde Blowers. Read more at www.moventas.com.

About Moventas

Moventas is a wind gearbox technology expert and service provider. Moventas’ technology strives for lowering the cost of energy across the lifecycle of wind energy generation, from superior gearbox design and manufacture to extensive multi-brand service for 20 different turbine brands' gearboxes globally.