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Here you can find a list of our passionate spokespeople for #smarterbettertogether. Get to know our experts and follow them on social media to capture their insights!

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Mika Vehviläinen

Mika is the CEO of Cargotec. He joined Cargotec in March 2013, and before that he worked as the CEO of Finnair. 

"We take our technology and market leader position seriously, and encourage our fellow peers in the cargo handling industry to join forces in this quest for a better tomorrow." Follow Mika on Twitter and Linkedin.

Read Mika's blog.

Soili Mäkinen

Soili Mäkinen

Soili is a member of the Cargotec Executive Board and she heads Cargotec’s information management development as the company CIO and Senior Vice President, Digitalisation. In realising Cargotec’s strategy, during the last three years she has been heavily focused on speeding up the company digital transformation in the wide sense of the word: to boost the technology and data utilisation for the benefit of Cargotec’s and its customers’ businesses. Follow Soili on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Read Soili's blog.

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Andy Barrons

Andy is responsible for Cargotec’s Navis’s marketing and portfolio product strategy. Andy has extensive knowledge of ocean freight industry, automation and strategic marketing, among others. Earlier in his career, Andy worked at the Financial Times, leading marketing and business development for the FT in Europe and North America. Follow Andy on LinkedIn.

Read Andy's blog.

Lasse Eriksson

Lasse Eriksson

As VP, New Service Business Concepts at Cargotec’s business area Kalmar, Lasse develops Kalmar’s presence in the fields of service, digitalisation and collaboration. Lasse is passionate about cooperation, having basically invented the “hackathon” concept in Finland. Follow Lasse on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Read Lasse's blog.

Ville Karkiainen

Ville Karkiainen

As VP, Leadership and Talent Development, Ville heads Cargotec’s HR development. He is a human capital strategist, specialising in change management, culture change and leadership transformation. Ville is a passionate writer, and he blogs regularly at LinkedIn. Follow his writings here.

Read Ville's blog.

Jukka Lindström

Jukka Lindström

Jukka is VP of Digital Transformation at Cargotec. For the past decade and in various companies, he has been an active change catalyst, coach and leader in transformations aimed at increasing business and development agility. His current responsibilities at Cargotec focus on paving the way for Cargotec to become a fully digital industrial company and a global leader in Intelligent cargo handling. Follow Jukka on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Read Jukka's blog.

Karoliina Loikkanen

Karoliina Loikkanen

Karoliina is heading Cargotec's sustainability. For over ten years she has been working to develop Cargotec's stand on these issues, as well as the way how the company reports them. During these years Cargotec has, for example, launched its Offering for eco-efficiency product group, and developed Cargotec sustainability processes towards international standards. Follow Karoliina on LinkedIn.

Read Karoliina's first blog, and the second one.

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Anna Romberg

As the VP Ethics and Compliance at Cargotec, Anna is responsible for driving transparent and responsible business throughout the value chain. Her work is to ensure that business is done in line with the Cargotec Code of Conduct. She has a clear objective to support the business to do things right so that Cargotec is a a safe and trusted partner for customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Follow Anna on LinkedIn

Read Anna's blog.

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Tuula Virtanen

Tuula is responsible for the Software Robotic Automation at Cargotec. She has strong knowledge of supporting business with automation. Ensuring usability and selecting the right set of tools are her special interests. Follow Tuula on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Read Tuula's blog.