Editors

Welding Value

Welding Value

Welding Value is a corporate blog hosted by Kemppi Oy. Its main purpose is to evoke discussion on the transformation of modern welding, and bring you the latest stories from within the global welding industry told by true experts in their respective fields.

Sonja Airikka

Sonja Airikka

Communications Specialist, Content Marketing at Kemppi Oy. Content marketing professional who is interested in branding and Asian market. Devoted to storytelling, passionate about great content. Managing editor of Welding Value.

Jani Kumpulainen

Jani Kumpulainen

Welding Technology Manager at Kemppi Oy. International Welding Engineer (IWE) and Inspector (IWI-C) who has over 10 years of experience as a welding expert in welding process development, welding coordination of pressure vessels and international sales. Interested in understanding the whole welding industry including welding processes, weldable materials, and welding quality standards.

Reetta Verho

Reetta Verho

Manager, Welding Services at Kemppi Oy. International Welding Engineer (IWE) who is an active member in ISO standardization committees. Board member in The Welding Society of Finland. Passionate about welding quality and the development of welding production. Member of: K105 National mirror committee for welding, ISO/TC44/SC10 Quality management in the field of welding ISO/TC44/SC11 Qualification requirements for welding and allied processes personnel

Siiri Salo

Siiri Salo

Content Specialist at Mainostoimisto Ilme Oy. Organizational Communications expert and social media enthusiast who gets excited about inspirational stories and crisp brands. Plans to become an inbound marketing guru.

Petteri Jernström

Petteri Jernström

Vice President, Technology at Kemppi Oy until February 2020. A technology innovator with extensive experience across a variety of sectors and roles in the welding industry. Curious about discovering, learning, and inventing new ways of doing things. Petteri holds a Doctor of Science degree in Welding Technology from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

Artturi Salmela

Artturi Salmela

Product Manager, Automation at Kemppi Oy. A robotics expert with 20 years of experience in e.g. computer vision, user interfaces, offline programming, and robotic welding. Interested in the development of welding automation and its connectivity to digital systems.

Petra Niemi

Petra Niemi

Communications Specialist at Tulus Oy. Long experience in journalism, global communication projects and B2B marketing communication. Passionate consumer of good entertainment and engaging stories.

Antti Kahri

Antti Kahri

Welding Engineer, Welding Team at Kemppi Oy. International Welding Engineer (IWE) who has 9 years of experience developing welding characteristics for TIG, MIG/MAG and MMA welding machines, such as X8 MIG Welder and MasterTig. Passionate about finding user-friendly ways to improve the quality and efficiency of welding.

Juhana Enqvist

Juhana Enqvist

Chief Digital Officer at Kemppi Oy. Solid professional on all things digital with over 20 years of experience in software products. Passionate about finding and building digital solutions to solve problems that customers might not even know they have!

Paavo Sivula

Paavo Sivula

Manager, TIG Torch Development at Kemppi Oy. Several years of experience in product development with technical responsibility over TIG welding torches. Always questioning the conventional and finding new ways of creating better tools for the welders.

Anu Rousku

Anu Rousku

Marketing Communications Specialist at Kemppi Oy until September 2020. Experienced professional in content marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial B2B sector. Playing with words, persuading the reader, with the spirit of getting things done – it is all seen in the result.

Jani Leikas

Jani Leikas

Product Manager, Aftermarket at Kemppi Oy. Over 20 years of experience of global high technology industrial equipment B2B sales, marketing and product management.

Vesa Tiilikka

Vesa Tiilikka

Product Manager, Software at Kemppi Oy.

Terho Lahtinen

Terho Lahtinen

Senior Manager, Future Concepts at Suunto Oy. Strong advocate of open innovation with over 25 years of experience in sports wearables. Enthusiastic about outdoor endurance sports, dedicated to building a developer ecosystem around Suunto’s open sensor platform Movesense.

John Frost

John Frost

Product Manager, Kemppi Oy.

Natalia Pavlenko

Natalia Pavlenko

Marketing Assistant at OOO Kemppi / Кемппи Россия.

Jussi Kapanen

Jussi Kapanen

User Experience Manager at Kemppi Oy. Combining customers’ business needs with the desire to make users‘ life easier. Over 25 years of UI design, usability evaluations and user experience research, developing world-class products in different B2B and B2C industries. Passionate about fulfilling user needs with simpler and simpler solutions. “Design is perfect when there is nothing more to take away.”

Anssi Rantasalo

Anssi Rantasalo

CEO at Good Vibrations Oy. Business consultant, IoT nerd, sports fan. Former CEO of Kemppi with over 20 years of experience in the welding industry.

Päivi Talonen

Päivi Talonen

D.Sc (Tech) Industrial Business Management, Senior Advisor, Industrial Business Strategist. A true digitalist with strong experience in global solution business and B2B marketing management. Curious about customer journeys, advocates integrated marketing communications.

Olli-Pekka Holamo

Olli-Pekka Holamo

Product Manager, Automation at Kemppi Oy until February 2019. Robotics expert who gets excited about adding value to the customer through automated processes. Ambitiously perfecting the usability of automation products and the cooperation between men and machines.