Kempower appoints Juha-Pekka Suomela as Chief Service Business Officer and member of management team

Kempower Corporation, Company release, 2 August 2022, at 9.30 a.m. EEST

Kempower has appointed Juha-Pekka Suomela as Chief Service Business Officer and member of the company’s management team. He will start in the role in September 2022 and will be based in Finland.

Juha-Pekka Suomela is a Finnish citizen, and he joins Kempower from the position as Director, Global Centers of Excellence at Danfoss Drives. Danfoss Drives is a global leader in AC/DC and DC/DC power conversion, as well as variable speed control for electric motors. At Danfoss Drives, Suomela has been responsible for developing the global Center of Excellence solution support network, focusing on project bid-phase support & customer opportunity management. Prior to this, Juha-Pekka Suomela has held several global Sales, Services and Solutions Support operative and executive roles at Danfoss and Vacon Plc.

“The EV charging experience and the success of charging sessions are among Kempower’s most important KPIs and vital factors in the implementation of company’s growth strategy. We deliver chargers to all continents of the globe and in Europe we are strongly present in many countries. With the increasing number of fast charging sessions with Kempower chargers, it is very important that the service meets our high requirements for user experience. I am delighted to appoint Juha-Pekka as Kempower’s Chief Service Business Officer. His experience from Danfoss and Vacon will enable us to develop Kempower’s service business to the next level and to continue the excellent work our team has done so far,” says Kempower’s CEO Tomi Ristimäki.

 

The members of Kempower’s Management Team as of 1 September 2022:

 

Chief Executive Officer Tomi Ristimäki

Chief Financial Officer Jukka Kainulainen

Chief Operating Officer Sanna Otava

Chief Sales Officer Tommi Liuska

Chief Technology Officer Mikko Veikkolainen

Chief Marketing Officer Jussi Vanhanen

Chief Service Business Officer Juha-Pekka Suomela

Director, Communications Paula Savonen – member of the extended management team

Chief Engineer Petri Korhonen – member of the extended management team

 

Additional information:

Tomi Ristimäki, CEO, Kempower

tomi.ristimaki@kempower.com

Tel. +358 29 0021900

 

Kempower, media relations:

Paula Savonen, Director, Communications, Kempower

paula.savonen@kempower.com

Tel. +358 29 0021900

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About Kempower:

Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. We’re a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Our product development and production are rooted in Finland, with a majority of our materials and components sourced locally.  We focus on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports.  With Kemppi Group’s 70 years’ experience in perfecting DC power supplies, we set the bar high in engineering and user-experience design. Kempower is listed in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.kempower.com

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