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.
Serres is the progressive leader in smart fluid management solutions around suction. Its suction bag systems and fluid waste disposal equipment promote safer, smarter and more cost-efficient fluid waste management in hospitals. Supporting over 40 000 operations a day, the Serres medical suction system helps healthcare professionals around the world focus where it matters.