Business | Company News | Dec 02, 2019

LEDiL Makes Key Leadership Changes

Finnish optics specialists make key changes to the leadership team. Petteri Saarinen has been appointed as the new CEO of LEDiL, a leading company in the global LED secondary optics market. Petteri Saarinen has more than 20 years of operational and international experience within several different companies. His most recent position was in the Finnish inductive energy solutions firm Trafotek.

“I would like to thank Rami Huovinen, one of LEDiL’s co-owners and Board members, who has successfully managed LEDiL as interim CEO and look forward to welcome Petteri onboard. With his previous experience of international business, proven leadership and business acumen, Petteri will lead LEDiL back to profitable growth and continued international expansion,” says Jonas Wiström, CEO of Ratos and Business Area President Industry.

Juha Päivärinta has been appointed new Business Director at LEDiL.  Juha has many years of experience in the lighting and technology industry having worked for Hella Lighting Finland, M. Haloila Oy, Porsche Leipzig and Valmet Automotive in sales, product and project management roles. 

“I am a hands-on kind of guy who likes it when things are structured and run smoothly”, Juha says. He continues, “I’m an inventor at heart, but also a realist that keeps his feet on the ground.” As a team leader Juha believes in fairness and inclusivity. All team members and their particular skill sets are important for solving the tasks at hand. He believes some tasks are best handled within the team while others are better solved by concentrating alone in peace and quiet; but Juha promises his door is always open.

Juha is a keen table tennis enthusiast and used to play in the Finnish national league. “Both in sports and at work I am competitive and get a kick out of winning. But there is a soft side to me as well, I don’t mind watching a romantic comedy on the couch with my family for relaxation.” Juha reveals.

LEDiL is a leading Finnish company in the global market for secondary optics for LED lighting. LEDiL products are sold through its own sales force and through agents and distributors in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

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