Kalle Suurpää appointed CEO of Kemppi

KEMPPI     PRESS RELEASE     3 APRIL 2024   10.45 EET

Kalle Suurpää appointed CEO of Kemppi

Kalle Suurpää (49) has been appointed as the new CEO of Kemppi Oy. He will take up his role on 1 August 2024. Suurpää brings a wealth of leadership experience, having served as Vice President of the Valve Controls and Actuators business unit at Valmet Corporation, a position he held until his recent appointment.

With an illustrious career spanning leadership role at Neles Oy and Metso Flow Control, Suurpää is recognized for his prowess in product and technology development. His tenure at Nokia further underscores his deep understanding of innovative technologies and international business dynamics.

"We are delighted to welcome Kalle to the Kemppi team. Kalle has extensive leadership and business experience. His proven track record in navigating technical, commercial, and strategic landscapes, coupled with his international acumen, positions him as the ideal leader to spearhead our next phase of growth. Kalle is used to operating in an international environment and has a good understanding of the laws of distributor sales. Kalle is determined, strategic and analytical - all qualities that Kemppi values and needs for the next growth spurt," comments Teresa Kemppi-Vasama, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kemppi Oy.

“I am very excited to take on the role of CEO at Kemppi. Kemppi represents to me a true technology leader in its field, with a great history and excellent growth potential in an international welding marketplace. Kemppi is renowned for its innovative and user-orientated products that have taken the industry forward by leaps and bounds. It is great to lead the 75-year-old Kemppi into its next stage of development”, says Kalle Suurpää.

Katri Sahlman will continue to serve as interim CEO until Kalle assumes his responsibilities in August.

Additional information:
Teresa Kemppi-Vasama
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kemppi Oy
Tel. +358408384202
[email protected]                                                   

Tanja Eskolin
Executive Assistant, Kemppi Oy
Tel. +358 50 575 6120
[email protected]


Kemppi in brief
Kemppi is the design leader in the arc welding industry. We are committed to boosting the quality and productivity of welding by continuous development of the welding arc and by working for a greener and more equal world. Kemppi supplies sustainable products, digital solutions, and services for professionals from industrial welding companies to single contractors. The usability and reliability of our products is our guiding principle. We operate with a highly skilled partner network covering over 70 countries to make its expertise locally available. Headquartered in Lahti, Finland, Kemppi employs close to 800 professionals in 16 countries and has a revenue of 209 MEUR in 2023.

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