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New Vice President markets for Kemppi

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Mr Gerben van den Berg (47) has been appointed Vice President, Markets, Kemppi Oy as of 1 March 2021.

In his position he will lead Kemppi global sales organisation from the Netherlands. Mr. Hannu Jokela, the current Vice President, Markets, will continue working within Kemppi Oy in the role of Director, Market Development, as of 1 March 2021.

Mr van den Berg has extensive work experience within international sales, sales channel and business management. He joins Kemppi from Dyson EMEA BtoB sales organisation where he has worked as General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa. Van den Berg has degrees in Business Management and Civil Engineering.

"I am pleased to welcome Gerben van den Berg to Kemppi. I am also happy that Hannu Jokela and Gerben van den Berg will manage a smooth transition process by working together”, states Ville Vuori, CEO, Kemppi Oy.

"I've heard great Kemppi success stories and the strategic direction inspires me. I’m honoured to be part of Kemppi, and I feel it isn’t just about joining a company that has an iconic brand and portfolio, but also about being associated with a unique corporate history and story. I look forward to leading the sales organisation to reach its targets”, van den Berg says and continues: "I'm also glad to be able to work closely with my predecessor Mr. Jokela who will continue his outstanding career at Kemppi Markets organisation".

Kemppi is a pioneering company within the welding industry. Headquartered in Lahti, Finland, Kemppi employs over 800 welding industry experts in 17 countries and has a revenue of €150 million. The company’s offering includes welding solutions - intelligent equipment, welding management software and expert services - for both demanding industrial applications and ready-to-weld needs. Local expertise is available via the company’s global partner network covering over 60 countries.

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