Tracy Hakala, Managing Director for APAC

What is your work history with Vahterus?

I have been working here since February 2011. I established our China operations, first Vahterus Shanghai for trading business in 2011, followed by Vahterus Zhangjiagang, the assembly plant, in 2012. In August 2015, I moved to Australia with my family, and became our local contact for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

What do you like best about your job?

The best part of my job is to see the team we’ve recruited for Vahterus China grow up so much over the years, in both professional skills as well

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Juha Suominen, Quality Manager

How long have you been with Vahterus?

I started working at Vahterus in 1991, so I’ve been here for more than 27 years.

What’s your work history in the company?

At first, I worked with the plate packs as a welder. After two years, I became Production Foreman. Between 1995 and 2007 I worked as a Maintenance Foreman and Welding Coordinator, and in 2007 I was made a Quality Manager. Since 2009, I’ve also been responsible for the tasks of Occupational Safety Manager and Environment Manager.

What do you like best about your job?

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