R&M Group takes big steps towards innovative engineering and digital services

The R&M Group starts into a new era with its plans for the implementation of groundbreaking engineering and digital services. For the realization of this new competence Mr. Heikki Pöntynen was nominated as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Digital Services and Member of the Executive Board of the R&M Group.

“R&M’s extensive growth and long-term strategy urges us to consider consistently also our business model and added value towards our customers. Engineering and digitalization are yet another step to strengthen and extend our position as a world leading company of interior for ships and maritime applications” says Ramesh Krishnan, CEO & Chairman of the Group.

Mr. Pöntynen comes to R&M with an extensive international career in the maritime sector. He held several senior management positions, e.g. in McGregor Group, in Finn-Power, as SVP in Elomatic, as Managing Director of Sovella and latest as CEO of Rauma Marine Construction and has worked in Finland, China and the US. Mr. Pöntynen holds a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and an eMBA from Kelloqq-WHU School of Management. “I am excited about this opportunity, where I have the chance to support R&M to become the frontrunner in the new digital era.”, comments Heikki Pöntynen on his new assignment.

R&M is growing intensively in the passenger vessel and cruise market and has an order book of several hundred million euros. With this strategy R&M will bring new methods and techniques into the market and it will be a big asset for our customers along the value chain. “I’m genuinely thrilled to welcome Heikki with his massive amount of experience to R&M and I’m looking forward to bring our future digital services to the next level” says Andrus Junolainen, Managing Director of R&M Finland and shareholder of R&M Group.

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