Forest machines producer Ponsse changes its sales organization

Forest machines producer Ponsse announced changes in its sales organization. According to the announcement, 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.

  • Janne Tarvainen has been appointed Ponsse Plc’s Area Director responsible for the markets in Spain, Portugal, South Africa and Australia, starting June 5, 2017. Mr. Tarvainen is located in Vieremä, Finland. Janne Tarvainen transfers to his new position from his company PileForest Ltd.
  • Gary Glendinning, the Managing Director of Ponsse UK Ltd and Ponsse Ireland, besides Great Britain and Ireland will also be responsible for Ponsse’s markets in Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. Glendinning is located in Lockerbie, UK.
  • Jussi Hentunen, Area Director,  besides the Baltic Countries will also be responsible for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Mr. Hentunen will also continue as a used machine product manager, and his location is in Vieremä, Finland.
  • Martin Toledo, Ponsse Uruguay Ltd’s Managing Director, besides the Uruguay operations,  will also be responsible for Ponsse’s operations in Chile and Argentina. Mr. Toledo’s location is Paysandú, Uruguay.
  • Risto Kääriäinen, Ponsse China Ltd’s Managing Director, will continue in the management of Ponsse’s operations in China and will also be responsible for Ponsse’s operations in Japan. Mr. Kääriäinen is located in Vieremä, Finland.
  • Janne Vidgrén, Area Director,  is responsible for Ponsse’s operations in Germany and Austria until August 1, 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.
  • Carl-Henrik Hammar, Ponsse AB’s Managing Director, will continue in the management of Ponsse´s operations in Sweden and Denmark. Mr. Hammar’s location is in Surahammar, Sweden.
  • Jaakko Laurila, OOO Ponsse’s Managing Director, will continue in the management of Ponsse’s operations in Russia and Belarus, and is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • Jani Liukkonen, Country Director, will continue in the management of Ponsse’s operations in Finland and is located in Vieremä, Finland.
  • Eero Lukkarinen, Area Director, continues in the management of Ponsse’s operations in Canada and is located in Joensuu, Finland.
  • Marko Mattila, Ponsse Latin America Ltda’s Managing Director,  continues in the management of Ponsse’s operations in Brazil. Mattila is located in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil.
  • Clément Puybaret, Ponssé S.A.S.’s Managing Director, continues in the management of Ponsse’s operations in Gondreville, France.
  • Pekka Ruuskanen, Ponsse North America Inc’s Managing Director, continues in the management of Ponsse’s operations in the USA and is located in Rhinelander, USA.
  • Sigurd Skotte, Ponsse AS’s Managing Director, continues in the management of Ponsse’s operations in Norway and is located in Kongsvinger, Norway.

International business accounts for 77% of the company’s net sales.

Earlier Ponsse introduced a new organisational structure and changes in the management team.

About Ponsse:

The company specializes in the production, sales and maintenance of forest machines designed for the cut-to-length method and in the related information systems. In the cut-to-length method, tree trunks are cut to lengths in the forest to suit their intended use. In 2013, Ponsse Plc’s net sales amounted to EUR 312.8 million, and the company employed 1 099 forest machine professionals.

Source: Woodbizforum