To enhance the implementation of its growth strategy and to improve the utilization of scale benefits in its operation, Halton Group is strengthening its executive team with two nominations in the group management, effective Sept. 1. Halton Group’s current CFO Janne Pukkila (pictured above left) will take on a new role as director, operational excellence. In this task, he will focus on driving operational excellence improvements across Halton’s units, including promoting synergy benefits, operational efficiency and related common initiatives. In his new role, Pukkila will continue to report to Group CEO Kai Konola.
Mikko Mattila (pictured above right) will join Halton Group as its new CFO. He possesses strong experience both as a finance professional and a business leader. In the financial arena, he has accumulated experience in the food and steel industries, and most recently, in the weather observations technology and digital service business in Vaisala. In addition to finance, he has also headed business and sales operations during his time in Vaisala. Also, having worked in Slovakia and most recently in the U.S. for several years, Mattila has strong experience at international level.
“At times like this, when the business situation in the world is changing dramatically, we are looking forward to benefiting from Mikko Mattilas’s extensive experience in many areas of great importance to Halton, such as business model changes and M&A,” says Kai Konola. “Also, Janne Pukkila’s long experience at Halton will help us identify and implement scale benefits.”
“With these changes, we believe that we are better positioned to tackle the challenges and opportunities in the evolving post-coronavirus world,” he concludes.
Halton Group, founded in Finland in 1969, is a global technology leader in indoor air solutions for demanding commercial and public premises, workspaces, healthcare institutions and laboratories, professional kitchens, ships as well as energy production and industrial environments. Halton’s mission is to provide its end-users with safe, comfortable and productive indoor environments that are energy-efficient and comply with sustainable principles. Today, Halton Group employs 1,600 people in 37 countries. The company’s turnover in 2019 was approximately 237 million euros. For more info, visit www.halton.com.