Arto Halonen has been appointed as Robit Group CEO, effective 15 March 2022. He succeeds Tommi Lehtonen, who recently stepped down to take up new challenges.
Mr Halonen previously served as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer (COO), roles he held since March 2020. Prior to that, he was with Metso Minerals for about five years.
On Mr Lehtonen’s departure, Harri Sjöholm, chairman of the board of directors at Robit, said, ”I would like to thank Tommi both on my own and on behalf of the board of directors for his input for Robit and the company’s growth exceeding net sales of €100 million. We wish Tommi all the best in his future duties.”
In the meantime, Ville Peltonen has been named Robit’s interim CFO, replacing Mr Halonen. Mr Peltonen is also a member of the company’s management team.
Mr Peltonen started at Robit as group controller in 2020. He has been responsible for the company’s global accounting and group reporting.
“It is my pleasure to have Ville as a close working partner. Ville is a precisive and competent financial management expert,” said Mr Halonen.
Based in Finland, Robit supplies drilling consumables for applications in underground and surface mining, construction, geotechnical and well drilling. The company’s offering is divided into three product categories: top hammer, down the hole, and geotechnical.
Robit has sales and service points in eight countries, as well as an active sales network in more than 100 countries. The company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Finland, South Korea, Australia and the UK.