NAPA Appoints Ilmo Kuutti as Group President
Mr Ilmo Kuutti has been appointed to the position of President of NAPA Group (Napa Ltd.). Mr Kuutti assumes the position from Juha Heikinheimo, who successfully served as President of NAPA Group for five and a half years.
Mr Kuutti holds a master’s degree in Naval Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He started his career in shipyards, where he undertook various roles throughout the 1980’s. Since joining NAPA in 1991, he has been taken on various leadership positions, most recently Executive Vice President, NAPA for Design and Senior Vice President, Key Customers.
Under the new leadership of Mr Kuutti, NAPA is organizing its business with the aim of serving its maritime industry customers even better. Effective from 1 April 2017 NAPA will be organized into three customer-facing business units; NAPA Design Solutions, NAPA Safety Solutions, and NAPA Shipping Solutions. Structuring business units around specific domain knowledge and expertise will deliver greater understanding of customers’ needs and the market, bringing NAPA closer to its customers to deliver a more customer-focused service, the company said.