KATKO Oy Appoints a New CEO

KATKO Oy’s board of directors have appointed Markus Hyryläinen as the new CEO. The new CEO will take on the responsibility as of 1st of May 2020, in accordance with the succession plans of the company.

Markus holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and has worked in various positions in KATKO, including: manufacturing operations, marketing, purchases, business development and operational leadership. Markus is the third generation to lead the company and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008.

The current CEO Jukka Hyryläinen will continue as the Chairman. He will also be responsible for overseeing KATKO’s move to its new factory and headquarters in Helsinki during 2020. Jukka has lead the company since 1987, during this time KATKO grew from a domestic company to a global operator in the Electrical Equipment Industry. The basis for internationalization has been KATKO’s significant investments in automation of the manufacturing processes and R&D.