Detection Technology’s Management Group (MG) consists of seven members. The President and CEO acts as a Chairman and the CFO acts as a secretary of the MG.
President and CEO, Chairman of the Management Group
M.Sc. (Engineering), Executive MBA
Hannu Martola (born 1963) has acted as a President and CEO since 2007 and member of the Company’s board of directors (2007-2015). He has previously acted as a President and CEO (2001–2007) and at several management positions (1992-2000) at VTI Technologies Oy. Hannu Martola has been the chairman of the board of directors of Powernet International Ltd and Powernet Oy since 2012, and Expedir Oy since 1985. He has been a member of the board of Enics AG since 2018. In addition, he has acted as a chairman of the board of directors at Beddit Ltd (2007-2017), a member of the board of directors of Okmetic Oyj (2009-2016), and a member of the board of Powernet International Ltd and Powernet Oy (2008-2012) as well as a member of the board of directors at Ecocat International Oyj and Ecocat Oy (2004-2013). Hannu Martola holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering and an Executive MBA degree.
VP, Medical Business Unit
Ph.D. (Technology), Executive MBA
Chen Wu has acted as the Vice President of the Medical Business Unit (MBU) of the company since 2007. Prior to this, he has acted at managerial positions at the company (2005-2007) and at various positions within the company in China and Finland (1999-2005). Chen Wu holds Ph.D degree in Technology and an Executive MBA degree.
M.Sc. (Economics and Business Admistration)
Petri Hiljanen has acted as the Chief Financial Officer of the company since 2012 and during 2007–2010. He has also acted at management positions at Havator Oy (2011–2012), at Nordic Restructuring Oy (6/2010–12/2010), as the CFO and Controller at Sesca Accounting and Control Oy (01/2010–10/2010) and as the CFO at Polar Electro Group subsidiaries (1999–2006). Petri Hiljanen holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration.
Vice President, Human Resources
M.Sc. (Educational Sciences)
Sari Holopainen has acted as Vice President, Human Resources of the company since 2020. She joined Detection Technology from the cyber security company F-Secure, where she most recently served as Director, People Operations and Culture (2016-2020). Prior to that, she worked in managerial HR positions at F-Secure Oyj (2012-2016), UPM-Kymmene Oyj (2008-2012) and Nokia Oyj (2002-2008). Sari Holopainen holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Sciences.
M.Sc. (Industrial Engineering & Operations Management)
Jyrki Still has acted as the Chief Technology Officer of the company since 2008. During 2001-2008, he has worked in various positions within the company in China and Finland. Prior to this, he has worked in several management positions in electronics manufacturing companies in the United States, such as Sanmina-SCI, Hadco and South-Bay Circuits. Jyrki Still has been a member of the board at TactoTek Inc. since 2013. In addition, he has acted as a member of the board of Finnish Business Council Beijing (2009-2013). Jyrki Still holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Management.
Vice President, Industrial Solutions Business Unit
M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)
Juha Talasmäki has acted as Vice President, Industrial Solutions Business Unit of the company since 2021. He joined Detection Technology in 2015. He previously worked as Account Executive (Security and Industrial Solutions, EMEA), and as Account Manager and Product Manager. Before joining Detection Technology, he worked in managerial and expert positions in international sales and product management for Mirion Technologies (Rados) Oy (2005-2015). Juha Talasmäki holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
M.Sc. (Production Technology), MBA
Kai Utela has acted as the Vice President of Operations of the company since 2010. Prior to this, he has worked in various managerial positions at VTI Technology Oy (1996-2010) and at managerial positions at Nordberg-Lokomo Oy (1994-1996). In addition, Kai Utela has been the chairman of the board of directors at Koskitech Oy since 1989. Kai Utela holds a Master of Science degree in Production Technology and MBA degree.
President and CEO
The Board of Directors appoints the President and CEO. The President and CEO is in charge of the management of the company’s business operations and governance in accordance with the Articles of Association, the Finnish Companies Act and the instructions given by the Board. The President and CEO is assisted in the management of the group by the Management Group. The Board decides on the service terms and conditions of the President and CEO, specified in writing. Currently the President and CEO has indefinite term with 6 months’ period of notice, and salary for the period of notice should the company give notice, in addition to which he is entitled to severance pay equivalent of 12 months’ fixed salary.
The President and CEO is responsible for the day to day management of the company, which consists of managing and controlling the company’s business in accordance with instructions and decisions issued by the Board of Directors.
The President and CEO may not carry out unusual or extensive actions without the specific approval of the Board of Directors, except in situations in which not carrying out the action would cause essential damage to the operations of the company and the approval of the Board of Directors cannot be obtained in time. The Board of Directors must be immediately notified of such actions, for which there was no time to wait for the Board’s approval.
The main responsibilities of the President and CEO are to:
- be responsible for the day to day management of the company
- approve business plans and performance objectives and control their implementation
- ensure the effective functioning of the Board of Directors and to ensure that the members of the Board of Directors receive proper and adequate information
- see to it that the accounting and bookkeeping of the company complies with the law and that the financial matters are being handled in a reliable manner
- report accurately and precisely following the instructions given by the Board of Directors
- implement decisions made by the Board of Directors and the General Meeting and
- ensure on his/her part that the company respects its legal obligations and regulations.
The MG assists the President and CEO in managing the group. The fundamental purpose of the MG is to direct and develop DT’s business activities in a way that the strategic targets proposed by MG and approved by the Board of Directors will be achieved.
MG is carrying out its fundamental purpose by:
- defining company’s strategic objectives and strategy based on the board’s guidelines
- developing the mission, vision and value system of the company
- managing and measuring the implementation of the strategy
- creating a management system that supports profitability, responsibility and continuous improvement
- foreseeing and analysing the development of the business environment and reacting to the strategic change
- creating prerequisites and resourcing the operations of the company to improve competitiveness and to reach customer satisfaction
- making decisions of important development projects as well as resolving on refocusing and resourcing of the projects.
The MG meets regularly once a month and in addition to the regular meetings, the MG meets specifically to discuss the strategy, planning, results and project reviews, and other issues if necessary.