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JOT Automation Appoints Petri Halonen as CEO

Dec 11, 2014

Petri Halonen has been appointed as JOT Automation Ltd.’s new CEO. He will start in his new position on February 1, 2015. M.Sc. (Tech.) Petri Halonen has previously worked as the CEO of Oulu ICT Oy.

Petri Halonen, 43, has versatile experience in managing industrial companies and tasks with responsibility for business results on international markets. Before moving to Oulu ICT, he was the CEO of Kuusakoski Oy, and before that, in various leading positions at Pilkington and Draka NK Cables, for example.

We believe that Petri’s experience in business management and commercial and technical expertise will offer excellent support for JOT’s international growth strategy. We expect Petri to lead JOT’s team in taking our product portfolio and customer relationships to the next stage,” said Veikko Lesonen, Chairman of the Board.

JOT Automation’s Board would like to thank the company’s previous CEO, Mika Kettula. Under Mika's leadership, the company's customer base has expanded successfully. JOT's customers now include a significant portion of the world's leading electronics manufacturing companies.” 

Petri Halonen commented on his appointment: “JOT is the world's leading provider of test solutions for production and an industry leader in innovation. I'm very happy to join the team. I'm looking forward to working for a company whose market has an enormous potential for growth.”


JOT Automation is driven by a passion to develop and manufacture test and production solutions for mobile devices, components and electronics. JOT Automation offers product platforms to solve versatile volume manufacturing challenges in the most cost-effective manner. The company is a global partner for several industry leading companies in the telecom, automotive and life science industries. The company is headquartered in Oulu, Finland, with a global presence covering 14 countries. www.jotautomation.com

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