Changes in the Company's Management
Mr. Antti Näykki (45 years), B.Eng. Embedded Systems, was appointed as Senior Vice President, Medical Technologies Product and Service Area in Bittium Corporation and as a member of Bittium Corporation´s Management Group, effective on February 1, 2022. Mr. Näykki has worked at Bittium since 2019, among other things, as responsible for business development, and as the head of the Medical Technologies product management. In his new position as Senior Vice President of Medical Technologies Product and Service Area, he reports to Mr. Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium Corporation. Prior to Bittium, Mr. Näykki worked as Managing Director of Jutel Oy and in various sales and management positions at Exfo and Nethawk.
Mr. Arto Pietilä, the Senior Vice President of the Medical Technologies Product and Service Area and member of the Corporations´ Management Group, retired in March 2022.
As of February 1, 2022, Bittium Corporation´s management group consists of the following persons: Mr. Hannu Huttunen, CEO (Chairman); Mr. Pekka Kunnari, CFO; Mr. Kari Jokela, CLO; Mrs. Karoliina Malmi, Vice President Communications and Marketing; Mr. Jari Sankala, Senior Vice President Defense & Security; Mr. Tommi Kangas, Senior Vice President Connectivity Solutions; Mr. Antti Näykki, Senior Vice President Medical Technologies; and Mr. Jari-Pekka Innanen, Vice President, Engineering.
On October 17, 2022, Mr. Hannu Huttunen, the CEO of Bittium Corporation announced that he will leave his position as a CEO of the Company. The Board of Directors of Bittium Corporation initiated a search for a new CEO with the goal of having a new CEO selected by the beginning of next year.
Mr. Hannu Huttunen will continue in his position until then with the full support of the Company´s Board of Directors. It has been agreed that Mr. Huttunen will continue as an Advisor to the Company´s Board of Directors until the end of 2023.
On December 9, 2022, the Board of Directors of Bittium Corporation appointed Mr. Johan Westermarck, Lic. Sc. (Econ), M.Sc. (Eng), as the Company´s CEO as of April 1, 2023. Mr. Westermarck has most recently served as CEO of Citec Group Oy Ab. Before this, Westermarck worked in several business management positions, such as the CEO of Maintpartner Group and management positions in the business operations of Eltel Networks Oy and Ahlstöm Machinery Oy. The current CEO of Bittium Corporation, Hannu Huttunen will continue in his position until March 31, 2023, after which he will continue as an advisor to the company´s Board of Directors until the end of 2023.