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KPA Unicon continues its strong growth in energy sector
Teemu Koskela, M.Sc. (Econ.), 35, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of KPA Unicon Group Oy as of January 1, 2018. Koskela has been working in the Group since 2014 and has held various positions, including Group’s Vice President and KPA Unicon Oy’s Business Director.
“I have the honor to develop this great company founded by Pekka Kovanen and further grown by Jukka-Pekka Kovanen, as the first non-family Managing Director. My key objective is to develop our company to be the best service provider in our industry with the most satisfied customers and employees,” says Teemu Koskela.
Jukka-Pekka Kovanen will be the Managing Director of the family-owned company Prounicon Oy and a member of KPA Unicon Group’s Board of Directors. He will be an active owner representative in KPA Unicon Group’s management in strategic projects such as internationalization, strengthening of corporate image and building new business models. He will work in close cooperation with the company’s Owners, the Board and the Management to support strategic management.
“KPA Unicon is moving rapidly from a technology supplier to a customer’s service partner, and in this phase of the company’s development, we needed to reform our organization. It’s been great to see that a new leader like Teemu has grown inside the group,” says Jukka-Pekka Kovanen.
KPA Unicon provides life cycle services for responsible district heat, steam and power generation. The company was found in 1990 and has delivered over 300 biomass boiler plants and over 2000 oil and gas boiler plants to Finnish and international markets. The Group employs over 250 energy industry professionals and its turnover in 2017 was approx. 80 MEUR with strongly positive result. The Group comprises of the parent company KPA Unicon Group Oy and its subsidiary KPA Unicon Oy in Finland and its international subsidiaries in France, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia and Chile. The company’s headquarter is located in Pieksämäki, Finland and energy-producing factories at Kiuruvesi and Lapua, Finland.
Prounicon Oy is the Kovanen family-owned company and a majority owner of KPA Unicon Group Oy. Prounicon Oy owns 60 % of KPA Unicon Group Oy.
Pekka Kovanen, Chairman of the Board, KPA Unicon Group Oy, tel. +358 400 654 677
Teemu Koskela, Managing Director, KPA Unicon Group Oy, tel. +358 50 400 8721
Jukka-Pekka Kovanen, Managing Director, Prounicon Oy, tel. +358 40 511 6234
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