Editors

Anu Rousku

Anu Rousku

Marketing Communications Specialist at Kemppi Oy until September 2020. Currently working as a Content Specialist in an advertising agency. 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.

Antti Kahri

Antti Kahri

Welding Engineer, Welding Team at Kemppi Oy. International Welding Engineer (IWE) who has more than ten 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.

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

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.

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.

Roger Rasmussen

Roger Rasmussen

Vice President, Torches, Consumables and Safety at Kemppi Oy

Sonja Airikka

Sonja Airikka

Communications Specialist, Content Marketing at Kemppi Oy until January 2022. Content marketing professional who is interested in branding and Asian market. Devoted to storytelling, passionate about great content. Managing editor of Welding Value 2015-2021.

Jenni Viljakainen

Jenni Viljakainen

Content Specialist at Differo. Background in technical communication and localization, now focusing on strategic B2B content marketing. Always interested in improving the customer experience and keeping things simple.

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.

Vesa Tiilikka

Vesa Tiilikka

Product Manager, Software at Kemppi Oy.

Sini-Maria Melanen

Sini-Maria Melanen

Editor at Spoon Finland. A journalist at heart – specialized in B2B marketing communications and usually the first to challenge the status quo. Loves crafting narratives around real people and stories.

Jani Hämäläinen

Jani Hämäläinen

Director, Technology Development (BU Guns and Torches) at Kemppi Oy.

John Frost

John Frost

Product Manager, Kemppi Oy.

Mia Heiskanen

Mia Heiskanen

CEO & Content Producer at Commia Oy. Long history of working with B2B content as an entrepreneur, author, content producer, journalist, editor-in-chief, and translator. Passionate about value-adding content that gives new perspectives for the reader, excited about exploring the fascinating world of welding with interesting angles to dive into.

Anu Ritvanen

Anu Ritvanen

Communication Officer at Tulus Oy, background in journalism. Lots of curiosity towards different phenomena of business and marketing communications. Optimizes expressions with pleasure.

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.

Eetu Kivioja

Eetu Kivioja

Commercial Product Manager, Guns and Torches at Kemppi Oy and Trafimet. Have been working with welding guns since 2017 at Kemppi. Focused on customer understanding and transparent product management communication. Still believes benefits of face-to-face meetings.

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.

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.

Jukka Kömi

Jukka Kömi

Professor, Physical Metallurgy; Head of Materials and Mechanical Engineering Unit, Executive Director of Centre for Advanced Steels Research (CASR) at University of Oulu.

Maria Skettos

Maria Skettos

An Australian-based Marketing, Social Media and PR specialist and sometime contributor to Kemppi with extensive experience in the B2C and B2B sectors.

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.

Visa-Valtteri Monto

Visa-Valtteri Monto

Welding Engineer, Kemppi Torches & Aftermarket. International Welding Engineer (IWE), who has experience of developing welding characteristics of GMAW welding machines and GMAW welding torches. Has been working with welding torch development and troubleshooting since 2019. Interested in helping out customers thrive by making Kemppi products even better.

Jani Leikas

Jani Leikas

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

Juhana Enqvist

Juhana Enqvist

Director of Product Management at Kempower Oy. Former 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!

Susanna Norja

Susanna Norja

Content producer and social media manager at Kemppi. Editor-in-chief of the Welding Value blog.

Jussi-Pekka Aukia

Jussi-Pekka Aukia

Journalist at Kriivari Oy.

Natalia Pavlenko

Natalia Pavlenko

Former Marketing Assistant at OOO Kemppi / Кемппи Россия. In early March 2022, Kemppi Oy decided to suspend all operations in Russia.

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.”

Janne Karppinen

Janne Karppinen

Vice President, SCM 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.

Aku Laakso

Aku Laakso

Business Manager, Yaskawa Finland Oy. Business management and development professional with 8 years of experience in robotics and automation. Specialized in welding automation sales.

Anssi Rantasalo

Anssi Rantasalo

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

Juha Mainio

Juha Mainio

Juha Mainio works as an Area Sales Manager at ABB Oy, Robotics. He has more than 18 years of experience working with industrial robots in the manufacturing industry. During these years, he has gained knowledge of offline programming, collaborative robots, and robotic welding.

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.