About us

Company

Rugged Tooling was founded in 2010 by a group of software and hardware engineers with working history in the telecom and testing industry. We are located in Finland at Technopolis, Oulu. We have grown steadily and now employ several enthusiastic professionals. Our aim is to provide embedded high-precision tools for IP network and cyber security testing, validation and monitoring. Our mission is to improve the overall quality of IP based services.

Our Philosophy

Our product ideas have arisen from the intuition and experience gathered from numerous IP-related product development projects in which we have participated. Our solutions are planned for environments where high precision and accurate repeatability are needed. We have built these solutions to be as generic as possible, so that they can be easily modified to suit your needs.

Leadership 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.

Hannu Saarenpää

Hannu Saarenpää

VP of Customer operations
Hannu is a IT and telecom testing business professional with 18 years of deep telecom expertise. He has held positions such as sales, product management and customer support in X-Net, Nethawk and EXFO.
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.
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.
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.

Board

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.
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.