New CEO at Serres Oy

Mon 22 Jan 2018 09:00:00 AM EET

Serres Oy, a subsidiary of the Finnish family-owned Serres group, has appointed DI Juha Silvennoinen, 56, as its new CEO. He will start in his new role on 25/1/2018. Silvennoinen will strengthen Serres Oy’s international business competency. He has a strong background in managing global business operations for ABB, Metso and GS-Hydro.

“Serres Oy has grown to be the world’s second-largest company in its field. Our continuous growth investments aimed at expanding market share and product offering requires investment also in the skills and competencies in global business operations. I am very happy to have an experienced leader like Juha joining the Serres team. I am confident that he will be able to lead the company towards even stronger international growth”, says Mika Hagberg, who has led Serres Oy for the past 16 years and who will continue on as CEO of the Serres group's parent company.

” Serres Oy is a successful and growing company that is now at a very interesting phase. The story of the company is fascinating. It shows how to expand outside of Finland and become a worldwide market leader in one’s field through efforts by committed and competent personnel. Serres has significant growth potential and I believe that my strong management background in global business operations will help to accelerate that. I look forward to joining the team and leading the company toward new successes”, says Serres Oy’s new CEO Juha Silvennoinen.

” The market for surgical suction systems is transforming into such, where hospitals in addition to simpler solutions are looking for more technologically advanced high-volume systems. Serres aims to become the leader of this growing market by offering a comprehensive product and service portfolio. Juha’s experience in systems and service sales will support this target.”, says Ann-Christine Sundell, Chairperson of the Board of Serres Oy.

Additional information:
Serres Group Oy, CEO Mika Hagberg, telephone +358 40 7457008
Serres Oy, CEO Juha Silvennoinen, telephone +358 45 804 6055

Serres Oy offers suction systems for operating rooms and intensive care facilities and has a strong worldwide market position. Serres suction systems are used worldwide in over 40,000 operations daily. Serres Oy annual turnover is € 30M and a staff of 200. It has domestic operations in Kauhajoki, Saarijärvi and Espoo and overseas sales offices, in Springfield, MA, USA and Shanghai, China.

Serres Group is a family-owned corporation founded in Kauhajoki in 1973, comprised of the parent company Serres Group Oy and its subsidiaries Serres Oy, Vieser Oy and Innokas Medical Oy. In 2017, the Group’s turnover totalled € 55M, employing over 350 people.