Pasi Oikkonen Appointed to VR FleetCare's Operations Director Position

Pasi Oikkonen, MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, has been appointed as Operations Director in VR FleetCare's new Operations function. In his new role Pasi will be responsible for establishing unified processes and long-term operational planning, as well as continual improvement in safety, quality, and productivity across VR FleetCare's production units.

Pasi joins VR from Kone, where he has held an international Quality Master Black Belt role, contributing to the development and implementation of a continuous improvement model. This model aimed to integrate and manage operational and development work as a new approach. Prior to his tenure at Kone, Pasi boasts an extensive 20-year career at ABB, primarily in the Motors & Generators business, encompassing different roles in R&D, quality, and operations.

"Safety, quality, and productivity are three crucial pillars of industrial operations, all part of the same continuum. By focusing on planning and operational enhancements, we will achieve significant benefits in the future and ensure uniform processes across different locations," says Otso Ikonen, CEO of VR FleetCare. 

"I see this new role as an exciting opportunity to collaborate with various stakeholders in VR FleetCare. I believe that I can leverage my extensive experience across different operational levels to introduce systems thinking to safety, quality, and other operational activities, where the customer plays a central role," Oikkonen explains.

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