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Juha Tennivaara

Technical Account Manager

Starting first as a summer trainee, I’ve had the opportunity to work for over 10 years in a wide range of positions at Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch. I’ve also been able to work in many locations, including Lappeenranta, Vaasa, Helsinki and China. Currently, I’m responsible for managing customer accounts and delivery projects of our high-speed electrical motors and inverters. My work also includes business development and supply chain management, which I’m complementing with an Executive MBA program enrolled at LUT University.

Traveling is a big part of my job, as I travel around 60-90 days per year mostly to our Lappeenranta factory and to visit customers and suppliers around Europe. I also communicate on a daily basis with our other locations through phone calls, emails and Skype meetings.

It’s a demanding job, but I find my work–life balance in good shape. I like traveling for pleasure as well, not just business. On top of that, playing golf and other sports and also relaxing at home is what I like to do in my spare time.