NIT has appointed two new non-executive members to its Board of Directors to support the strategic development of the company. The new directors are Kari Pöri and Sauli Eloranta, both of whom are highly experienced marine industry leaders. Pöri will assume the position of chairman.
“Kari and Sauli bring a valuable mix of business strategy, industry insight and innovation leadership to our company,” says Jari Suominen, CEO of NIT. “They will coach our team to achieve new and ambitious goals.”
Jari Suominen and Kenneth Luoma, the entrepreneurs and owners of NIT, will continue as executive board members. Pöri says that he sees great potential both in NIT and the industry:
“We can succeed in the business with our customers if we find ways to build real partnerships. We should be brave, play fair and share ideas and innovations openly.”
Kari Pöri, 61, has worked in the shipbuilding industry for his entire career. He owned and led the turnkey supplier Europlan but sold it in 2007 and has since worked as an independent advisor and director. Sauli Eloranta, 53, is currently Senior Vice President of Rolls-Royce Marine, leading the technology management and innovation for the division.
“The cruise ship market is very strong,” Eloranta says. “Finnish shipbuilders are in a good position under new leadership at the Turku yard. The investments of Meyer Turku add speed and quality to complex projects. NIT and other turnkey suppliers will design the efficient solutions and sustainable choices for the world’s greatest ships.”
NIT designs and engineers newbuilding and modernisation projects for cruise ships, ferries and challenging onshore buildings, focusing on interior and technical solutions. NIT’s headquarters are in Kaarina, Finland, and it has site offices in Turku and Nagasaki shipyards. NIT’s turnover reached 36.5 million euros in 2015 and the company currently employs about 100 professionals. NIT was recently named one of the most ambitious companies in the Turku region.
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