Kesko: Konekesko names Timo Virtanen President from 1 May 2015

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Timo Virtanen, 47, M.Sc. (Tech.), eMBA, Director of VV-Auto Group Oy’s After Sales Services, has been appointed Konekesko Ltd’s President as from 1 May 2015.

Aatos Kivelä, who has been Konekesko’s President since 2006, will retire on an old age pension with effect from the beginning of May in accordance with his Managing Director’s contract. Kivelä joined Kesko in 1983 and in addition to the position of Konekesko’s President, his posts include Finance Director of VV-Auto Group Oy and Kesko Food Ltd.

Timo Virtanen joined Kesko in 2000. Before his present position, his previous posts include Director of Rautakesko Ltd’s international operations, Managing Director of VV-Autotalot Oy and different management positions at Konekesko Ltd.

Further information is available from Pekka Lahti, Senior Vice President for Kesko’s car and machinery trade, tel. +358 105 338 320.

Konekesko is a machinery trade company, focusing on the import, sale and after-sales service of construction, materials handling, trucks and buses, and recreational machinery. Konekesko operates in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.