CEO and Management Team

CEO

Jari Lotvonen

b. 1968, Automation engineer
CEO and a member of management team since 2004
Joined Proventia in 2004

Main work experience:
Jari Lotvonen has acted as the CEO at Proventia Oy since 2004. He has also acted in business development assignments at Elektrobit Oyj in 2003, CEO at JOT Automation Inc. in 2002–2003, Vice President responsible for production at Production JOT Automation Group in USA in 2001–2002, Vice President in Production JOT Automation Group Finland in 2000–2001, Vice President at JOT Automation Ltd in 1997–1999 as well as sales and project management assignments at JOT Automation Ltd in 1991–1997.


 

CFO

Kaisu Kivioja

b. 1968, Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration.
CFO since 2013
Member of Management Team since 2011
Joined Proventia in 2008

Main work experience:
Prior move to CFO she acted as a financial manager in 2012–2013, as a controller at the Company in 2010–2011 and as an accountant in 2008–2010. Ms. Kivioja has previously acted as an accountant at Tilitoimisto K. Ollila Oy in 1990–2008.


 

Vice President, sales and marketing

Petri Saari

b. 1969, Mechanical Engineer
Vice President, sales and marketing since 2007
Member of Management Team since 2011
Joined Proventia in 2007

Main work experience:
Petri Saari has acted as Vice President responsible for sales and marketing in Incap Corporation in 2002–2007, Sales Director at Incap Corporation in 2002, various managerial duties at JOT Automation Group Oyj in 1995–2002, such as the most recent Director in sales in Nordic countries in 2001–2002. Mr. Saari has also acted as mechanics engineer at Nokia Telecommunications, Cellular Systems Oy in 1993–1995.


 

Vice President, technology

Arno Amberla

b. 1974, M.Sc.(Engineering)
Vice President, Technology since 2009
Member of Management Team since 2011
Joined Proventia in 2000

Main work experience:
Arno Amberla has acted as the Company´s product development director responsible for technology in 2000-2009. He has also acted as a research assistant in Tampere University of Technology in 1997–2001.


 
 

Director, Thermal Components

Aaro Heilala

b. 1982, M.Sc.(Engineering)
Director, Thermal Components since 2019
Member of Management Team since 2019
Joined Proventia in 2017

Main work experience:
Aaro Heilala has acted as Production Manager, Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer at Proventia in 2017-2019. He has also acted as Engineering Works Manager at Arttim Oy in 2014-2017, and as Senior Design Engineer and Production Engineer at Comatec Group in 2011-2014.


 

 

Director, Test Solutions

Harri Kervinen

b. 1982, Motorsport engineer
Director, Test Solutions since 2016
Member of Management Team since 2018
Joined Proventia in 2012

Main work experience:
Prior his move to Director responsible for Test Solutions, Harri Kervinen has acted as an engineer responsible for the Company´s engine test laboratory in 2012–2015. He has also acted as a Car Technology Manager at W–Secure Oy in 2009–2011 and First Mechanic/Engineer in M–Sport Ltd. in 2008.


 
 

Vice President, operations and logistics 

Tomi Palovaara

b. 1974, M.Sc.(Engineering)
Vice President, Production and Logistics since 2015
Member of Management Team since 2015
Joined Proventia in 2007

Main work experience:
Tomi Palovaara has acted as Production, Quality and IPR Manager in 2011–2015, Quality and IPR Manager in 2009–2011 and Quality Engineer in 2007–2009. Mr. Palovaara has also acted as Quality Engineer at Rautaruukki Corporation in 2006–2007 as well as Product Development Engineer in 1999–2006.