Pasi Nieminen appointed as CEO of Kesla Oyj

Nieminen will assume his new position no later than August 2024.

The Board of Directors of Kesla Oyj has appointed Pasi Nieminen (Master of Science in Production Engineering, born 1975) as the CEO of Kesla. Nieminen will join Kesla from Toyota Material Handling Europe, where he has worked in management position of the company's SAP Transformation Program in Europe. Prior to that, Nieminen served as Managing Director of Toyota Material Handling Finland for over ten years, before which he worked in various positions within the technology industry.

In line with its strategy, Kesla focuses on profitable growth in all its three business areas: tractor attachments, truck and industrial cranes, and logging equipment. Growing beyond the company’s current size requires deep expertise in implementing an innovative business and transformation strategy and experience in mechanical engineering business as well as production management.

A skilled staff, deep industry expertise, flexible production, competitive products, a strong brand and partner network as well as high customer satisfaction are inherent characteristics of Kesla.

The Board of Directors of Kesla Oyj appointed CFO Ilkka Miettinen as the company’s interim CEO starting from 2 November 2023. Once Nieminen assumes his position, Miettinen will continue as the company’s CFO. Source