FLSmidth has named digitalization specialist Mikko Tepponen as its new chief digital officer with effect from 1 June 2020.

Tepponen comes to FLSmidth from Wärtsilä.

“Mikko’s joining FLSmidth at this time is well-timed with the launch of our MissionZero agenda,” said FLSmidth CEO Thomas Schulz. “Calling on his years of experience in automation and digital in heavy industry, he brings the right experience mix to embed digitalization and innovation into our processes; from R&D to go-to-market, working alongside our product development teams in both industries.”

“Digitalization is no longer an option, it’s a must for all industries, including cement and mining, enabling innovation and new business models for increased productivity and sustainability,” said Tepponen. “I am excited to step into the role of chief digital Officer, and continuing FLSmidth’s digital transformation. I look forward to working together with our customers and employees to unlock the value of digital.”