Mika Toikka, MSc (Tech), has been appointed as VTT's Vice President, Sales and Business Development in Espoo from 13 February 2017. He will be in charge of the Smart Industry and Energy Systems business area.
Mr Toikka has a solid experience of working in international companies in the areas of marketing, market development, sales, customer experience and brand building.
He joined VTT from his former position as Vice President of Marketing and a member of the sales management team at Outokumpu Ltd. Before to that he was Chief Marketing Officer at Paroc Group, in development positions at TeliaSonera, and management consultant at Vectia.
"VTT is a strong technology expert and developer of future technologies. Its new strategy has a clear focus in customer benefits; through our work, we need to have an impact on the customer's success. The better we can harness our own expertise to improve the competitive edge of our customers, the better we will have succeeded in our work. It's amazing to be joining a world-class team and helping to build the VTT of the future," says Toikka.
VTT's business area for Smart industry and energy systems develops novel, smart solutions for the benefit of manufacturing industry as well as of energy systems. In our research technological development and new business models are being enhanced hand-in-hand in order to create the best possible impact to our customer's businesses. Through our focus areas we foster structural change in the manufacturing industry and develop smart and low carbon solutions in energy production, distribution and usage.