Petri Paavolainen takes over as Dinolift managing director
By Euan Youdale24 January 2014
Dinolift Oy has appointed Petri Paavolainen as its new managing director. The appointment will come into effect on 1 March 2014. Petri has been a member of the board of directors of Dinolift since 2012.
Karin Nars, who has served as the managing director of the company since 2011, will continue in the company as sales director and executive chairman of the board.
“Petri has the right experience to manage the company in the coming years. He will help strengthen our presence in core markets and expand our footprint in new markets. I look forward to the future of Dinolift with great optimism; with Petri on board we have a great team in place,” said Ms Nars.
Before joining Dinolift Mr Paavolainen worked in Konecranes, a leading global manufacturer of material handling equipment and provider of maintenance services for the overhead crane industry. During his 12 years at Konecranes, Petri held several positions in the company, most recently as director, head of business development for Europe.
Petri has extensive experience in production management, new market expansion and acquisitions and is fluent in several languages.
“I am looking forward to my new role in Dinolift. We’re in great shape and have the resources to meet today’s business challenges successfully. We’ve also achieved strong growth in the last years, and the future looks positive. Moreover, this year is an important milestone for us, as we’re celebrating 40 years of the Dino access platforms,” said Mr Paavolainen.
In 2014, Dinolift will be introducing a new logo to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its aerial work platforms. The company is also increasing its marketing efforts in key markets.
“We have a very strong dedication to quality, safety and reliability, and we are really proud of that. We want to share this message with our customers in a new, exciting way and also invite them to join us in our anniversary celebration,” said Ms Nars.