Teemu Raitis, the current managing director of Ponsse Latin America Ltda, will transfer to Finland.
Eero Lukkarinen has been appointed Ponsse's area director responsible for the Canadian market starting from 1 June 2016. Eero Lukkarinen will transfer to his new post from the position of a director responsible for Ponsse's forest company cooperation and pricing. Cooperation with forest companies will be part of Lukkarinen's job description, also in the future.
Norbert Schalkx, Ponsse Plc's area director of Asia-Pacific and Africa will also be responsible for Ponsse's markets in Portugal and Spain in the future. In addition to Portugal and Spain, Schalkx is responsible for dealer operations in Australia, Japan and South Africa.
Jussi Hentunen, area director and product manager of used machines, will be responsible for Ponsse's markets in the Baltic countries and Chile. In his new position, Jussi Hentunen will also continue as a product manager of used machines.
The area director organisation of sales will be led by Jarmo Vidgrén, the Group's sales and marketing director, and Tapio Mertanen, service director. Area directors and managing directors of subsidiaries report to Jarmo Vidgrén.
Ponsse Plc specialises in the sales, production, maintenance and technology of cut-to-length method forest machines.