Bladefence Europe welcomes new Managing Director

Bladefence is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimmo Kohtamäki as the new Managing Director of Bladefence Oy.

Bladefence’s current Managing Director Ville Huhtaniemi steps down to take a new position outside of wind industry.

Kimmo brings with him strong experience and knowledge in industry and international business development. Recently Kimmo has been a Vice President with Fortum’s eNext business. Prior to this position he spent more than a decade with Wärtsilä in various senior management positions around the world. Kimmo holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Automation from the Vaasa Institute of Technology.

Bladefence’s Chairman of the Board Matti Jaakola comments: “I would like to thank Ville Huhtaniemi for his leadership in Bladefence. Under Ville’s term Bladefence has secured its position as one of the leading companies in wind turbine blade maintenance and we have created a strong foundation for future growth.”

“We are excited to have Kimmo Kohtamäki take the leadership of the team and of the development of the company. Under Kimmo’s leadership the company will further develop its service and performance and thereby continue its profitable growth. Kimmo has the experience and capabilities required to take the company to the next level.”

Kimmo Kohtamäki comments: “I’m excited to join Bladefence and become part of an innovative service team. I hope that my long experience from both OEM and the independent service world will benefit the company on its path to further growth. The energy transition and decarbonization of industries and infrastructure need massive investments in wind power, so Bladefence has positioned itself on the right market.”

More information:

Matti Jaakola
Chairman of the Board
Janneniska Group Oy
+358 40 553 0883

Kimmo Kohtamäki
Managing Director
Bladefence Oy
+358 40 558 2372

Sanna Heinonen, Sales & Marketing Manager at Bladefence Europe

Sanna Heinonen

Sales & Marketing Manager, Europe
+358 50 449 7773
October 14, 2021