Press release: Heimo Hakkarainen nominated as the CEO of VMP Group

Heimo Hakkarainen has been nominated as the CEO of VMP Group. His position will be located in Turku, Finland and he will start in this position on 23rd of April 2012. Hakkarainen has been previously working as Managing Director of Vierumäki Country Club and The Sport Institution of Finland.

Heimo Hakkarainen has a very wide experience in several industries and service business both in Finland and nearby markets. Before working for Vierumäki he has held several man-agement and development positions in manufacturing, logistics, retail and food industries, for example, as a Management Director of Norpe, Management Director of CHEP Scandinavia and Managing and Development Director of Fazer sweets branch. Furthermore, he has a strong experience in food industry as director of Kesoil chain. Heimo Hakkarainen has studied and started his business career in Sweden.

Staffing services are familiar to Hakkarainen beforehand, as he was customer of VMP Group when working for Vierumäki. He also has strong previous experience in management of family business.

- I am glad for this opportunity, because VMP is one of the leading companies in the field and is known for its responsible business and high quality service models. Staffing services field is very interesting and challenging, and my target is still to strengthen VMP’s position in the market both home and abroad. I am very excited about the cooperation with customers, personnel and owners, says Hakkarainen.

Deputy Managing Director Jani Suominen will hold the position of Interim CEO until Heimo Hakkarainen officially starts in the position of CEO.

- We are pleased to recruit Heimo as part of our strong VMP team. His versatile experience with customers from several industries both nationally and internationally will add value for our current and potential customers, says Tapio Pajuharju, the Chairman of the VMP Group Board.

Further information:
Tapio Pajuharju, tel. 050 577 4200
Jani Suominen, tel. 040 307 5006
Heimo Hakkarainen, tel. 040 522 7913

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