New Managing Director for Galvatek

Jarno Virtanen appointed new Managing Director of Galvatek

On March 1st 2020, Jarno VIRTANEN has officially been nominated Managing Director of Galvatek, thus replacing his predecessor Ulf PRÅHL in this position.

Over the course of the past 16 years, Jarno occupied various management functions within the company including that of the General Manager Aviation since March 2011. He now steps up to the Managing Director position of Galvatek. Located in Lahti, Finland, Galvatek has joined the John Cockerill Group in February 2019 and is one of the 3 entities of the Surface Treatment Division that has been created at the end of 2018.

Next to the standard duties and responsibilities of a Managing Director, Jarno is to help build and grow synergies among the different actors of the Surface Treatment Division, while relying on the Division’s global strategy. A strategy that is foreseeing a considerable and profitable growth in the years to come, and that he will have to support with the adequate resources, both in terms of quality and quantity. In parallel, assisted by his teams in Finland and Poland, Jarno will have to reinforce client and market orientation by adapting and expanding the company’s current product offering.

Ulf PRÅHL, who has been nominated Senior Advisor with immediate effect, will support Jarno in his new responsibilities and will lend him his support in order to ensure a fast and efficient integration of Galvatek into the John Cockerill Group.