Serres Oy, a subsidiary of the Finnish family-owned Serres group, has appointed DI Juha
Silvennoinen, 56, as its new CEO. He will start in his new role on 25/1/2018. Silvennoinen will
strengthen Serres Oy’s international business competency. He has a strong background in
managing global business operations for ABB, Metso and GS-Hydro.
“Serres Oy has grown to be the world’s second-largest company in its field. Our continuous growth
investments aimed at expanding market share and product offering requires investment also in the
skills and competencies in global business operations. I am very happy to have an experienced
leader like Juha joining the Serres team. I am confident that he will be able to lead the company
towards even stronger international growth”, says Mika Hagberg, who has led Serres Oy for the
past 16 years and who will continue on as CEO of the Serres group’s parent company.
” Serres Oy is a successful and growing company that is now at a very interesting phase. The story
of the company is fascinating. It shows how to expand outside of Finland and become a worldwide
market leader in one’s field through efforts by committed and competent personnel. Serres has
significant growth potential and I believe that my strong management background in global
business operations will help to accelerate that. I look forward to joining the team and leading the
company toward new successes”, says Serres Oy’s new CEO Juha Silvennoinen.
” The market for surgical suction systems is transforming into such, where hospitals in addition to
simpler solutions are looking for more technologically advanced high-volume systems. Serres aims
to become the leader of this growing market by offering a comprehensive product and service
portfolio. Juha’s experience in systems and service sales will support this target.”, says Ann-
Christine Sundell, Chairperson of the Board of Serres Oy.
Serres Group Oy, CEO Mika Hagberg, telephone +358 40 7457008
Serres Oy, CEO Juha Silvennoinen, telephone +358 45 804 6055
Serres Oy offers suction systems for operating rooms and intensive care facilities and has a strong
worldwide market position. Serres suction systems are used worldwide in over 40,000 operations
daily. Serres Oy annual turnover is € 30M and a staff of 200. It has domestic operations in
Kauhajoki, Saarijärvi and Espoo and overseas sales offices, in Springfield, MA, USA and
Shanghai, China. www.serres.com
Serres Group is a family-owned corporation founded in Kauhajoki in 1973, comprised of the parent
company Serres Group Oy and its subsidiaries Serres Oy, Vieser Oy and Innokas Medical Oy. In
2017, the Group’s turnover totalled € 55M, employing over 350 people. www.serresgroup.com