Teppo Virta appointed as Finnish Marine Industries’ Acting Secretary General

Finnish Marine Industries, part of Technology Industries of Finland, has appointed engineer Teppo Virta (65) as the association’s Acting Secretary General to substitute Secretary General Elina Andersson who will take parental leave for about a year, starting in mid-September. Virta will take up the position 1.10.2022.

Graduated as Shipbuilding Engineer, Teppo Virta has a long work experience within the marine and technology industries. Virta comes from the position as Technology Industries of Finland’s Head of Regional Operations, Southwest Finland, and Director of Regional Operations. Previously, Virta worked at the Turku shipyard, for the longest period as Head of Interior Design. In addition, he was Program Manager of the MERIKE technology program coordinated by Finnish Marine Industries. 

”Teppo Virta is an experienced marine industry professional, on who we may count to lead the industry forward”, says Jyrki Heinimaa, Chairman of the Board of Finnish Marine Industries. 

"The association’s activities play a key role in the industry’s success. The operational environment both nationally and globally should enable the progress of the industry’s companies’ competitiveness, and as an association, we strive to actively influence that."

According to Virta, for the industry to develop and maintain its competitiveness, the high level of know-how and the availability of resources must be secured now and especially in the long run. 

"In this task, too, the association’s activities have a great significance, we will invest in securing the industry’s competence profoundly. For me, important themes include research, development and innovations, the continuous development of competence and cooperation between companies, i.e. networking. I'm excited to start in this new role and am certainly ready to discuss the wishes of the member companies", states Virta.

For additional information, please contact: 

Jyrki Heinimaa, tel. +358 40 556 4456 
Chairman of the Board, Finnish Marine Industries 

Teppo Virta, tel. +358 400 827 368
Acting Secretary General (starting from 1.10.2022), Finnish Marine Industries