02 Jan 2019

Kristian Tornivaara appointed as the Chief Business Development Officer for defence sector

DA-Group has appointed Mr Kristian Tornivaara as the Chief Business Development Officer for the defense sector. Kristian has been working as the CEO at Surma Ltd, a navy combat survivability solutions company. DA-Group recently acquired Surma and it is now part of DA-Group. Kristian will also continue as the CEO of Surma.

Kristian has been working in various responsible positions in the maritime sector for over 20 years, from which the latest 12 years working with navy combat survivability management solutions. He is also a board member of AFDA, the Association of Finnish Defense and Aerospace Industries.

As the CBDO Kristian will be responsible for DA-Group’s business development, international partnerships, marketing and public relations in the defense sector.

At DA-Group, Mr Sami Kotiniemi is the CEO, Mr Juuso Kaitalo continues as the Business Director of Defense and Security, and Mr Kimmo Ylander directs DA-Group's business development.

For more information:

Sami Kotiniemi, CEO
Tel. +358 29 0800 922,

Kristian Tornivaara, CBDO
Tel. +358 500 515 007, 

DA-Group is a provider of advanced electronics and high technology solutions and products. We serve industrial, defence and space sector customers on a global scale. We are experts in embedded software solutions, FPGA designs, electronics, mechanics and RF, microwave and millimeter wave engineering as well as navy combat survivability solutions. Our service portfolio covers the turnkey solutions: from R&T, product development and engineering, testing and validation, manufacturing to product lifecycle management. Established in 1995, the consolidated corporation employs over 100 professionals. The headquarters are located in Forssa with offices in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku.







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