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Aki Sarajärvi appointed Director of Business Operations


Aki Sarajärvi has been appointed Director of Business Operations, Finland at Valtavalo Oy from the beginning of October. He will be responsible for the development of Valtavalo’s business operations and sales management in Finland. Prior to joining Valtavalo, Sarajärvi has held development and management positions in various industries. He is based at Valtavalo’s headquarters in Oulu.

Valtavalo has a long experience in LED lighting and the products are of very high quality. In addition, environmental issues and the principles of sustainable development have long been considered here,” says Aki Sarajärvi.

I want to develop my team into true lighting experts who are able to identify the needs of the customer and thus find the right solution to improve lighting. We are making the world a brighter place to live for employees, businesses, as well as our future generations, he continues.

According to Tuukka Prykäri, CEO of Valtavalo Oy, Sarajärvi’s strong industry expertise is of use to the company.

In the financial year ending in May, we returned to a profitable growth, thanks to exports sales, which grew faster than domestic sales, and for the first time in our history, exports exceeded domestic sales. We are excited about this opportunity and look Aki’s strong experience to take our domestic sales to a new level and further develop our business,” says Prykäri.

At its Kajaani factory, Valtavalo manufactures energy-efficient and long-life LED light sources and provides its customers with complete solutions based on replaceable light sources, which help to reduce the life cycle costs of lighting.

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