CEO and Management Team

Jari Lotvonen
CEO

Jari Lotvonen

b. 1968, Automation engineer
CEO and a member of the Management Team since 2011
Joined Proventia in 2004

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

Kaisu Kivioja
CFO

Kaisu Kivioja

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

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

Petri Saari
Vice President, Proventia Emission Control

Petri Saari

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

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

Aaro Heilala
Director, Proventia Thermal Components

Aaro Heilala

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

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

Harri Kervinen
Director, Proventia Test Solutions

Harri Kervinen

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

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

Arno Amberla
Director, Technology, Proventia Emission Control

Arno Amberla

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

Main work experience:
Arno Amberla served as the company's Product Development Director responsible for technology, 2000-2009. He also served as a research assistant at Tampere University of Technology, 1997–2001.

Tomi Palovaara
Director, Production, Proventia Emission Control

Tomi Palovaara

b. 1974, M.Sc. (Engineering)
Director, Production since 2015
Member of the Management Team since 2015
Joined Proventia in 2007

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