Sampsa Lahtinen Appointed Executive Vice President for Controlled Environments
Sampsa Lahtinen, M.Sc. (El. Eng.), has been appointed Executive Vice President of Vaisala’s Controlled Environment business area and a member of Vaisala Management Group as of October 22, 2013. Sampsa Lahtinen will report to Kjell Forsén, President and CEO.
Sampsa Lahtinen has worked in several managerial positions in Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Nokia Networks and Nokia for over 20 years, and has a broad experience of leading global businesses and customer relationships. During his NSN years Lahtinen, stationed in London, was in charge of Vodafone Group business globally in 2009-2012, and headed West Europe business in 2006-2009. He has also worked in Latin America as Regional Manager for Nokia Networks and as CEO of Nokia Mexico subsidiary. Lately Sampsa Lahtinen has been an independent advisor and investor to startup companies.
“Controlled Environment business area is strongly driving Life Science growth strategy and accelerating the growth and renewal of Targeted Industrial Applications. Sampsa has strong experience from growing business and responding to demanding customer requirements. His international background fits well with Vaisala’s global presence,” states Vaisala’s President and CEO Kjell Forsén.
Kenneth Forss will leave his current position as Executive Vice President of Controlled Environment business area and member of Vaisala Management Group on October 21, 2013.