Rugged Tooling has appointed Petri Ylläsjärvi as the new CEO

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Rugged Tooling has appointed Petri Ylläsjärvi as the new CEO as from the beginning of August 2017.

Petri Ylläsjärvi is a telecom industry professional with a solid sales and business development background. He has more than 15 years of experience and a successful track record in global test and measurement business.  Before joining Rugged Tooling, Petri held a direction position in global sales at Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAVI).  He has held various management positions in the field of sales, business development and product management at EXFO (NASDAQ: EXFO), NetHawk and Siemens.

We are proud to have Petri as our new CEO”, says Jouko Sankala, Chairman of the board of Rugged Tooling. “Petri is a business leader with vast international sales experience. His good interpersonal skills combined with his teambuilding ability will be valuable assets for the company.”

Rugged Tooling has an established position as an IP and telecom network testing tool vendor and is expanding into the cyber security validation and monitoring market.  “The rise of cyber threats and the increasing network virtualization together with the unique new technology of Rugged Tooling create an exciting opportunity for our long term business growth”, says Petri Ylläsjärvi. “With our talented team, we have a great opportunity to become the next Finnish success story.”

Petri holds M.Sc. degree in Communications Engineering from Aalto University (previously Helsinki University of Technology). During his career he has also been working and living in France and US.

More about Petri in his LinkedIn profile.

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