New senior hire reflects the maritime industry’s growing interest in Norsepower’s wind propulsion technology to help improve environmental performance
Helsinki, Finland – 15th of August 2022: Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, today announced the appointment of Mr Jufo Peltomaa as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). He brings decades of international business experience in sustainability, technology branding, and marketing communications. Mr. Peltomaa has founded a string of start-ups and joins Norsepower from a publicly listed company’s management team.
"With Mr. Peltomaa onboard, Norsepower’s marketing and communications surges to the next level, enthuses Tuomas Riski, CEO of Norsepower Ltd. “There is growing urgency for the maritime industry to decarbonise and to manage rising fuel costs which is increasing interest and installations of our Rotor Sail technology onboard vessels. Jufo Peltomaa is a great addition to our senior team at Norsepower and his complementary skills-set will accelerate our marketing and communications efforts to help drive sales growth.”
“I am proud to join the crew,” says Mr. Peltomaa. “As a sustainability pioneer, I admire Norsepower’s potential. I’ve personally worked closely with both the Chairman of the Board Mr. Timo Ahopelto and the advisor Mr. Jorma Eloranta, so this is like returning to a homeharbour. It is obvious that the immutable forces of nature and global ambition – trade winds, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and so on – are on Norsepower’s side. What could be better than helping the planet with profitable technology?”
Mr Peltomaa has held management group-level positions at Avidly Plc., an international martech service provider, and Innofactor Plc., a Nordic IT infrastructure company. Companies launched by Mr Peltomaa include: Immersal Ltd, a pioneer in the field of augmented reality (exit to Hexahon Ltd. Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B in 2021) and Hybrid Graphics Ltd., a graphics technology company (exit to NVIDIA, Nasdaq: NVDA in 2006). Norsepower will also be able to draw upon Peltomaa’s successful career in the advertisement agency SEK & Grey during which time his campaigns won multiple international awards.