About Rugged Tooling

Rugged Tooling

Rugged Tooling was founded in 2010 in Oulu, Finland. Our founders are a group of software and hardware engineers with a working history in the telecom and testing industry. Our main office is located in Oulu, Finland and we have a sales office in Helsinki. The company has grown steadily and now employs a team of several enthusiastic professionals. We create high-precision tools for IP network and cybersecurity monitoring, validation and testing.  Rugged Tooling aims to improve the overall security, robustness, and quality of IP based services.

Our Philosophy

The ideas for our products grew from the vast experience and insights the founding team members had gathered in their careers, working in numerous IP-related product projects. They saw a need for tools in demanding environments, that require high precision and accurate repeatability. Based on this insight, our R&D has developed our tools have been built to be easily modified to suit your needs.

In-built security

We build our tools using only our own code in industry-grade computers. This means our system is not PC-based, has no operating system and no open-source code. For these reasons, the tools do not have backdoors in either software or hardware. Last but not least, our own team in Oulu has developed all of our code, which means we know each and every line of code in our tools.

Our team

Risto Kauppi

Risto Kauppi

CEO (act.)
Risto is a seasoned business professional with extensive experience of international partnerships and negotiations.
He has been a major partner of the company since 2012 and is also an avid bicycle traveller and scuba diver.

Suvi Tarvas

Suvi Tarvas

CFO & Marketing Manager
Suvi has broad experience in international B2B business within the electronics and IT industry. She enjoys data-driven decision making as well as dancing.
Jussi Viljanen

Jussi Viljanen

Head of Business Development
Jussi is an experienced business development professional with a long experience in telecom, information technology and services industry. He has held positions in sales, product management and project management. He balances work as an UEFA B licenced football coach.
Jukka Ruotsalainen

Jukka Ruotsalainen

Senior Sales Manager
Jukka is an experienced B2B sales professional with a deep interest in cybersecurity and a strong technical background. Jukka can solve any complex challenges thrown in his way.
Dipti Adhikari

Dipti Adhikari

Head of Engineering
Dipti has extensive experience in 2G/3G/4G/5G mobile network development and testing solutions. Her background is in technical development and team leading positions from EXFO and Nethawk.
Vinski Bräysy

Vinski Bräysy

Board Member & Technical Advisor
Vinski is a technical innovator and extremely skilled embedded software expert, who can solve complex technical problems with ease. He is a former CTO of Rugged Tooling and currently holds a position of Principal Engineer at Tactotek.

Board and advisors

Juha Remes

Juha Remes

Advisor & Chairman of the board
Juha is trusted cybersecurity professional with excellent skills in business management and strategy implementation, developed during his 25 years of working experience. He is the executive director and CEO of FISC (Finnish Information Security Cluster) and entrepreneur and cybersecurity coach at Flashtec Consultants
Aulis Koivisto

Aulis Koivisto

Advisor & Board member
Aulis is a seasoned and innovative business leader with 24 years of experience in international business environment.

He is currently the head of Digital Platforms business line at Empower IM and has previously held high level management positions at Nokia and Ericsson.
Vinski Bräysy

Vinski Bräysy

Board Member & Technical Advisor
Vinski is a technical innovator and extremely skilled embedded software expert, who can solve complex technical problems with ease. He is a former CTO of Rugged Tooling and currently holds a position of Principal Engineer at Tactotek.
Aapo Cederberg

Aapo Cederberg

Advisor
Aapo is a leading cyber security expert with vast experience in the field of cyber security. He is currently the CEO of Cyberwatch Finland and an associate fellow at Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He has previously held various positions in the Finnish Defence Forces.
Martti J. Kari

Martti J. Kari

Advisor
Martti J. Kari, colonel (ret), MA, has extensive experience in the field of defence intelligence. He has served the Finnish military for decades, and has been deeply involved in matters related to defence intelligence. Currently, he is a university teacher, writing a doctoral thesis in the cyber security program of the University of Jyväskylä.