Tepponen joins Denmark-based FLSmidth from marine and energy technology company Wärtsilä, and has extensive knowledge in digital transformation of industrial companies.
His experience includes the digital framework around topics such as product development, internal efficiencies, customer behaviour, data architecture and a digital culture. These will also be focus areas for him at FLSmidth when he takes up his new position on June 1.
FLSmidth CEO Thomas Schulz commented: “Mikko’s joining FLSmidth at this time is well-timed with the launch of our MissionZero agenda. Calling on his years of experience in automation and digital in heavy industry, he brings the right experience mix to embed digitalisation and innovation into our processes; from R&D to go-to-market, working alongside our product development teams in both industries."
Tepponen, who is relocating to Copenhagen for the new position, said: “Digitalisation is no longer an option, it’s a must for all industries, including Cement and Mining, enabling innovation and new business models for increased productivity and sustainability."