Ponsse’s Board of Directors elected Jarmo Vidgrén as its Chairman.
Juha Vidgrén, Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors since 2010, will continue as an ordinary member of the Board. Juha Vidgrén has chaired the company’s Board of Directors for ten years. At the same time, Marko Mattila will join the company’s Management Team. Jarmo’s vast experience, starting from 1997, in various positions in Ponsse's customer interface, strengthens the Board of Directors. Juha will continue as an ordinary member of the Board and work daily in the field of HR and public affairs, just like before.
Before his election as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Juha worked as the Sales and Marketing Director and Deputy CEO, being in charge of Ponsse’s global sales and after-sales services since 2008. As a result of this change, all head owners of the family-owned company, four sons of Ponsse’s founder Einari Vidgrén, are members of the company’s Board of Directors. Mammu Kaario will continue as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.
The Chairman of Ponsse’s Board of Directors has traditionally worked close to the operational management and has highlighted the company’s customer-driven approach. These changes streamline their operations and clarify roles in the organisation and the owner family. CFO Petri Härkönen will act as the company’s Deputy CEO.
Marko Mattila (46), forest engineer, MBA, will replace Jarmo Vidgrén as the Sales and Marketing Director, starting from 1 June 2020. At the same time, Mattila will start as a member of Ponsse Plc’s Management Team. Marko Mattila has vast experience in the operation and development of Ponsse’s network. He will transfer to his new position from the position of the Director, retail network development. Mattila has worked at Ponsse Plc since 2007. In addition, he has worked as the Managing Director of Ponsse North America Inc, Ponsse’s subsidiary in the US, and Ponsse Latin America Ltda, Ponsse’s subsidiary in Brazil. He has also worked as an Area Director responsible for North America´s dealer network, Baltic countries and Chile.
Marko Mattila will be responsible for Ponsse Plc’s sales, marketing and maintenance throughout the Ponsse network. In the Ponsse retail network, Mattila will be responsible for retailers operating under Ponsse’s subsidiaries. Marko Mattila will be located in Jyväskylä, Finland and he will report to Juho Nummela, President and CEO of Ponsse Plc. Source