Global composites expert Exel Composites has appointed Juha Pesonen as segment owner for telecoms.
Pesonen takes up the role from the organisation’s head office location in Vantaa, Finland, and will lead the business’ telecoms offering across the globe.
Pesonen joins Exel from OptoFidelity where he was project portfolio manager for the testing and measurement solutions provider. He has built up over 20 years of experience across the information and communications technology (ICT) and automation industries, fulfilling a number of project and portfolio management roles.
Starting his career as an electrical design engineer for the marine industry at ABB, Pesonen then moved into a project management role at TietoEnator Oyj, working with global organisations such as Nokia. His career took him to a variable speed drives technology company, Vacon, where he worked in several roles including as a key account manager in the US.
“My background of working with different manufacturing technologies and across a variety of industries means I am able to understand our customers and their business needs,” said Pesonen. “With major changes to industrial practices on the horizon, particularly across the telecoms sector, it is vital that organisations like Exel work with customers to ensure that business requirements are met for now and the future.
“5G technology is on the verge of launching and will form the basis of a number of new applications,” Pesonen added. “While 5G will enable huge improvements across industrial applications, the services that it will enable will also be key. Currently, systems and software can be built on top of 4G networks, but there are significant capacity issues that the network and infrastructure inhibit.
“Beyond the clear changes, such as 5G, that will have a direct influence on the telecoms industry, there are numerous developments that will be significantly impacting manufacturing and engineering applications as a whole,” explained Pesonen. “The Internet of Things (IoT) is a major industrial trend that is only set to grow and develop as technology continues to advance too. My role will not only help to integrate the advancements in the telecoms industry but also those from the wider industrial and technological sector.”
“Juha brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of both industrial applications and project management to his new role at Exel,” added Olli Tevä, SVP Marketing and Sales at Exel Composites. “Telecoms is an important industry for us and having Juha lead the segment will provide a great opportunity for us to support our customers as well as extend the products and services that we offer to the sector.”