Jukka Manner

The current CEO of Sparklike, Miikkael Niemi, will leave the company April 28, 2020. Jukka Manner was appointed to replace Niemi as CEO beginning March 2, 2020.

Niemi has been the company’s CEO since March 1, 2012. Before this, he held the roles of chief operating officer and product manager and had been with Sparklike for 15 years.

Iiro Jantunen

Manner has been the company’s sales and marketing director since January 7, 2019, a position he will continue to perform in parallel. He has more than 30 years´ experience from diverse international sales and marketing positions in the technology industry.

Iiro Jantunen, CTO of Sparklike will work alongside the CEO. Jantunen has been responsible for product development, production maintenance, and quality assurance since joining the company on November 1, 2019. He previously held similar positions at Servicepoint and as a researcher at Aalto University and Nokia.

Miikkael Niemi

“It is great that a new CEO is appointed from within the organization. Jukka and Iiro, our top two executives, are tasked with taking the company to the next level, by among other things, expanding the business from hardware to becoming a system vendor,” says Hannu Vaajoensuu, chairperson of Sparklike’s board of directors. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Miikkael Niemi, the company’s long-term CEO, for his most valuable work at Sparklike. During his reign as CEO, the company has established itself as a global market leader in insulating gas measurement, with substantial annual growth in terms of revenue, value and employee count alike.”

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